Is Heart Attack different for Women?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States among men and women. More than 85 million people in USA are suffering from some or the other form of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the cause of deaths in millions every year.

This blog is presented with the aim of awareness on heart health. And now it’s right time to think of healthy heart and is on the minds of many patients as well.  February is the month of Heart Health. The American Heart Association projects estimation that over 40 percent of the US population will be treated for heart disease by the year 2030.

Gender difference is a key point in shaping the cardiovascular risk profile for a healthy life. Chance of heart attack in women would likely happen at older age than men. Men and women may experience slightly different signs during heart attack. Mostly we would have noticed the dramatic scenes where a person having heart stroke clutches their chest with pain and collapses to the ground. Women feel the less recognizable symptoms of heart attack for about a week like fatigue, shortness of breath, pain in neck, back and in jaw. A study conducted by Department of Gerontology from the University of Southern California on biological ageing concluded that men are more likely to die from heart disease than women. Women reap the benefits of longevity more than men. However both men and women can protect their health by paying attention to their heart risks.

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