Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heart Disease and Women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and yet most people think it is a man's disease. Many women don't even know that the symptoms of heart disease present very differently for them than in men. Rather than pain in the left arm, and tightness in the chest, female heart attacks often come with nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, light headedness, and unusual fatigue. Worried?

Well rather than wasting time thinking your having a heart attack every time you are just a little hungry, know your risk. New technology makes it much easier to diagnose cardiac conditions in women. At your next trip to the doctor's, ask about  GE's Vscan. It allows physicians to see an image of your heart. Action you can take right now? Go to the American Heart Association's page and take their Go Red for Women free heart checkup quiz. Because in this case, what you don't know can hurt you.

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