The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better her chances of beating it. However, because of long-standing misconceptions about this condition, many continue to be at risk.
The symptoms of a heart attack can be different in women than they are in men. As a result, many women attribute these symptoms to other factors and lose precious time identifying a heart attack. The vision of the Prisma Health Women’s Heart Center is to correct gender inequalities as they relate to heart health and help women reduce their chances of heart disease.
Females, and sometimes the elderly, do not show the classic heart attack signs. Women often complain of vague pain in the lower back along with indigestion. Any pain or discomfort in the torso combine with nausea should be taken seriously.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the U.S. The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it.
The Women’s Heart Center offers early-detection screening with specific emphasis on prevention, risk assessment, lifestyle management and awareness.