Yes. Heart attacks don’t discriminate by gender. Any woman who experiences symptoms or has multiple risk factors should speak with her physician.
Your overall cardiac risk can be measured by any number of diagnostic tests. If you think you may be at risk, schedule an appointment with your physician.
Cardiac disease is often asymptomatic in the early stages. If you have any concerns, make an appointment for testing.
Yes, family heredity is a critical factor. Be sure to tell your physician about your family’s cardiac history at your annual exam.
Cardiac disease is more common as we age, but it can occur in young people as well. If you have any of the risk factors or symptoms, check with your physician immediately.
Heartburn generally produces a burning sensation. A person having a heart attack will feel prolonged pain or pressure in the chest area, often accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. If you are unsure, always err on the side of caution and call 911. Every minute can be critical in preventing further damage.