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Matters of the Heart

Do you know the leading killer of American women? The answer is heart disease; however, according to results from a 2019 American Heart Association (AHA) survey, only 44 percent of women know that fact. Since awareness is a key to prevention, that’s a staggering statistic—even more so because it’s down from 65 percent of women polled in the AHA’s 2009 survey. 

  • – Results showed decreased awareness of both the warning signs and risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. 
  • – Heart disease awareness was lowest among young women (ages 33 and below) and black and Hispanic populations.
  • – Among women, warning signs of heart attack include dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, cold sweat and chest pressure or pain. 

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  • Lloyd Perrault
    February 19, 2021 at 11:38 am

    In addition to heart disease awareness, it would be helpful to publish information about the preventative benefits of a whole food, plant based diet.

  • Nancy Nash
    February 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I have dizziness and chest pain occasionally. I feel pretty healthy and walk about 8,000 to 11,000 steps each day. I am very careful about my diet and avoid all fatty foods. I am 78 and weigh 116 lbs. I don’t eat meat. I see my doctor once each year. Am I at risk for a heart attack or stroke?

    • Roper St. Francis Healthcare
      March 24, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      You should discuss your risks with your doctor.

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