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Heart Disease in Women [Infographic]

Posted by Pamela Moreno on Oct 7, 2013 9:58:00 AM


Considering women are different from men biologically, there are different risks, symptoms, and treatments when it comes down to the matter of heartdisease, all of which can make diagnosis difficult. Where men tend to display common signs of heart attacks such as discomfort and pain in the chest area, women are more likely to display nausea, vomiting, back and jaw pain, and shortness of breath. Additionally, treatments for arteries such as angioplasty and stenting are not as effective on women as they are for men, which often leads to more drug treatments for women. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about what women can do to prevent heart disease, as well as how to learn to recognize the symptoms, risk factors,and treatments for the condition.

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Topics: Women's Health, Heart and Vascular Center

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