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Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States.
About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths (CDC).
The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which are blockages within the heart’s arteries that can cause a heart attack.
Heart disease is the Number one killer of women in United States causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
Are you at risk for heart disease? Ask yourself these questions:
If you answered yes to any of these, you should talk with your doctor about these risks and how to lower them for better heart health.
What questions should you ask your doctor at your next doctor’s appointment?
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Women can experience these, but many female heart attack survivors report experiencing uncommon symptoms like nervousness, swelling in the ankles or legs, teeth/jaw pain, nausea, flu-like symptoms, and even women’s intuition that something is not right in the body.
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, call 9-1-1 for assistance. And, please do not put yourself and others at risk by driving to the doctor or hospital.
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WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians919-350-9648
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610