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Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease

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  • Heart Quiz for Women Only

    Heart Quiz for Women Only As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and...

Women and Heart Disease

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  • Cardiac Catheterization Animation

    Cardiac Catheterization Animation Often called cardiac cath, this procedure can diagnose certain heart conditions and provide valuable information about your heart function. It may be performed to as...

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Before menopause women usually have higher levels of HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol, than men, because estrogen raises HDL levels.

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  • Heart Attack

    Heart Attack What is a heart attack (myocardial infarction)? A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when one or more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged lack of oxy...

  • For Women: Take This Risk to Heart

    For Women: Take This Risk to Heart Cardiovascular disease is women's top killer. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLB), eighty percent of women between the ages of 40 and ...

  • Making Your Lifestyle Heart-Healthy

    Making Your Lifestyle Heart-Healthy The millions of Americans diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases can benefit from making healthy choices in their day-to-day lives. Follow a healthy diet...

  • A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease

    A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its pri...

  • Heart Attacks and Women

    Heart Attacks and Women According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Heart attacks and their aftermath tend to be more deadly in women. ...