While heart disease affects both men and women, the symptoms of heart disease in women are different. A female patient may also want to consider her heart symptoms in relation to female conditions such as menopause, which can greatly affect a woman’s heart disease risk. Cardiovascular specialists at University Health Care encourage their female patients to learn about the particular risks of heart disease for women and how to prevent heart disease and stroke. Read more about this in A Women’s Guide to Beating Heart Disease.
Heart Quiz for Women Only
As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.