Risky Genes: Lipo Protein A and Heart Attacks (Video)

You can watch your diet and stick to a workout plan—but you can’t change your genes. And if those include a link to heart disease, even a healthy lifestyle might not be enough to prevent a heart attack. Leslie Cho, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center, explains how a genetic link to … Read More

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Routine Tests Saved Her Life… Twice!

A year ago, Barbara Hagan, an East Lansing,Mich., substitute teacher and then 47-year-old mother of three, sat in an examination room while her doctor reviewed the results of her MRI. A breast cancer survivor, Hagan was having her second breast MRI reviewed as a routine screening following the mastectomy she had four years prior.  The … Read More

Video: Genetic Marker For Heart Disease

Megan Johns, a young woman who survived a heart attack the day before her college graduation, discovered that she had a genetic link to heart disease. Cardiologist, Leslie Cho, MD, describes the lipo protein and how it affects individuals.

Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Women and Heart Attack

True or False: Most women do not have chest pain when they have a heart attack. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Chest pain is the most common heart attack symptom in women and in men. While women are slightly more likely to have atypical chest pain … Read More

A First for Women’s Health

Most grownups know the facts of life: That there are two sexes, and that they have certain physical differences. But believe it or not, it’s only been in the past 20 years or so that the medical establishment has acknowledged that women in general experience heart disease differently from men.  And it’s only now that the American … Read More

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A First for Women's Health

Most grownups know the facts of life: That there are two sexes, and that they have certain physical differences. But believe it or not, it’s only been in the past 20 years or so that the medical establishment has acknowledged that women in general experience heart disease differently from men.  And it’s only now that the American … Read More