It’s a fact that women are more likely to die from heart disease than men. Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, with an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. affected by cardiovascular diseases. Approximately 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Rachel Hargrove, discusses common myths about women’s heart disease, preventive measures to take, lifestyle changes to incorporate into your daily life, the signs and symptoms of heart disease specific to women, and when to seek medical intervention.
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