Women and Heart Disease: Are You at Risk?

Which is a bigger threat to women’s health: heart disease or breast cancer? If you answered heart disease, congratulations! You are better informed than nearly 50% of American women — and many doctors, including cardiologists — according to a recent study published in Journal of the American Academy of Cardiology. The researchers uncovered alarming gaps in knowledge among both women …

Male and Female Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke: 5 Things to Know

Compared to men, women remain dangerously underdiagnosed and undertreated for cardiovascular disease (CVD]) as I recently reported in a scientific update to healthcare providers. One factor is the lingering myth among women and even doctors that CVD mainly affects men. In a recent survey, 43% of women were unaware that CVD is their no. 1 health threat, killing ten times …