Heart Disease in Women
Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers -- all are at risk for heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one killer of women each year. That's why WakeMed is focused on raising your awareness about a woman's risk for heart disease and the changes you can make to take better care of your heart.
The 411 on Heart Disease
To protect your heart health, it is important to find out your personal risk for heart disease. Having more than one risk factor is especially serious because risk factors tend to compound, worsening each other's effects. Fortunately, you have tremendous power to prevent heart disease, and you can start today.
Research shows that women can lower their heart disease risk enormously - by 82 percent - simply by leading a healthy lifestyle. You can greatly improve the condition of your heart by eating healthfully.
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It is important to realize that heart disease is a lifelong condition. Making changes for better health today enables your heart to be healthier, making you healthier for you and the ones you love.
In the event you need care, the WakeMed Heart Center is the place to be. With experienced cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and specialists you will feel confident you are getting the highest level of care with the service you deserve.