February 9th, 2015 | Leave a comment by   in Community Events, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health

Heart Disease Affects Women, Too

Women and Heart Disease Internal

Ask just about any woman you know what illness she fears most of all, and she’ll likely respond with some type of cancer – most likely breast cancer. Yet, heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. Much like in October, when everything turns pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, red is in style in February for Heart Month, and women receive constant reminders to pay attention to their hearts. “It’s important for women to realize that they are as susceptible to cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease, or atherosclerosis, as men are,” said Lauren Frost, M.D., a Board-certified cardiologist and internal medicine physician affiliated with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at South Miami Hospital. “Women get blocked arteries and have heart attacks just like men.” But unlike men, who are more prone to classic symptoms with blocked arteries and heart attacks,...

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