Being aware of personal risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and obesity is the first step. Knowledge of these risk factors, as well as treatment options, can empower a woman to live a long and healthy life.
Women often experience unusual or atypical symptoms of heart disease. For example, only 30 percent of female heart attack patients report typical chest pain. Some other symptoms that may be heart related include:
Strong evidence exists that the following practices and behaviors may help prevent heart disease: