Women and Heart Disease

Heart HealthWomen need to be aware of such statistics as:

  • Every year, coronary heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined.
  • More women die within one year of having a heart attack as compared to men.
  • Almost 65 percent of women, who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, had no previous symptoms.

You may be at risk for heart disease and have no symptoms.

Are you at risk?

  • Family history
  • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Inactivity
  • stress

Take care of your heart! See your provider for appropriate screening.

About Lisa Michels

Lisa Michels, APNP, nurse practitioner, works collaboratively with the Agnesian Cancer Care team helping patients effectively manage symptoms associated with their cancer treatments. She also works with Agnesian HealthCare surgeons and radiologists to identify individuals at increased risk for breast and other cancers. Her passion is in early detection and prevention of breast cancer, as well as monitoring the status of breast cancer survivors.

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