The most important thing you should know about heart attack symptoms in women over 50 is that they are often not the traditional signs of a heart attack. Both women and men can experience chest pain, usually in the center of the chest. It’s sometimes described as a “squeezing” feeling,
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You may believe that men need to be more concerned about heart attacks than women, but a woman’s risk for heart disease and cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, increases significantly once she reaches her postmenopausal years. It is especially important for women to heed warning signs, since women
You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably
Based on its name alone, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) seems like a condition that strikes unexpectedly. And indeed, the sudden stoppage of heart function, which usually ends in death, is not necessarily an event that is easily predicted by tests or a physical exam.
But a recent study suggests that an
When it comes to the fear factor, breast cancer has a clear edge. Most women are terrified of the disease—and rightly so, since it kills 41,000 U.S. women every year. Lung cancer—another feared disease—claims more than 70,000 women every year. Yet heart disease kills 292,000 women a year, which makes