Cardiac Care for Women, Signs and Symptoms

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, where plaque buildup interferes with blood flow through the arteries. This keeps the heart from getting enough blood flow, which can lead to blood clots, stroke and cardiac arrest if untreated. There are many ways to prevent heart disease through healthy lifestyle choices. Regular exercise, healthy eating and avoiding smoking can positively impact women’s cardiac health in many ways. Browse the following topics for more information about cardiac care and heart disease prevention from www.womenshealth.gov.

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