Heart Disease in Women: Understanding the Symptoms and Risk Factors
Suburban Woman discusses heart disease in women with Martha Preciado, M.D., cardiologist at White Memorial Medical Center and spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
Suburban Woman: Many see heart disease as a problem for men, not women. Why?
Dr. Preciado: Women develop heart disease later on in life, whereas men generally develop it earlier; however, this gap is narrowing. Secondly, most early studies were done on men, and therefore the belief was that more men had heart disease. The truth is, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women