NBCNews.com recently highlighted the status of women and heart disease.
A couple of key takeaways from the article (the link to teh full article is below):
“Despite stunning improvements in cardiovascular deaths over the last decade, women still fare worse than men and heart disease in women remains underdiagnosed, and undertreated, especially among African-American women,” said Dr. Laxmi Mehta, director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program at The Ohio State University.
Women have different symptoms of heart disease than men do, and those differences can make for deadly mistakes, the American Heart Association says.
Although experts have known for years that women have different symptoms of heart disease than men do, the message still isn’t getting through to women — or the health professionals who treat them, the Heart Association said Monday.