Heart Attacks and Women
Nathan Laufer, MD, practices at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
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Text: Heart Attacks & Women, Dr. Nathan Laufer, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Audio: “Heart attacks are very common both in men and in women. It is the leading cause of death both in men and in women. Most women are very surprised when they hear that they are more likely to die of a heart attack then of breast cancer.”
Text: mortality rates from heart attack greater than that of breast cancer
Image: Woman diagnosed by a physician
Audio: “Certainly, breast cancer is important in women but if you add up all other causes of disease or of death in women, heart attack beats it by a factor of 6 and, therefore, it is very, very common for women to have heart attacks and heart disease as their cause of death. And it is something that the Heart Association is now focusing on as far as the Red Dress Program and as far as educating women of the need for them to seek medical attention for both prevention and treatment of heart disease so that it can decrease in the population and not be a leading cause of death that it is.
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