Young Women and ‘Silent’ Heart Attacks (Video)
While awareness is increasing that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women, younger women may think that statistic doesn’t apply to them. They’re wrong. In this video, Dr. Leslie Cho explains why.
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However, if you’re a younger woman — especially one with risk factors — beware. Rates of heart attacks in younger women are actually on the rise, including “silent” heart attacks in which no symptoms or atypical symptoms occur.
In this video, Leslie Cho, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center, explains why regular screenings with your primary care physician are so important and what tests should be performed. She also reveals which young women need to be extra-cautious (hint: smokers, and those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or a family history of coronary artery disease are at greater risk).