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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Heart Health for Women  

Few people seem to consider cardiovascular disease as a woman's disease. According to the CDC, Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 289,758 women in 2013—that's about 1 in every 4 female deaths. It kills nearly twice as many women in the United States than all types of cancer, including breast cancer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American and white women in the United States. Among Hispanic women, heart disease and cancer cause roughly the same number of deaths each year. 

Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women

Many women have no symptoms of heart disease. Others may experience:

  • Heart Attack: Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Arrhythmia: Fluttering feelings in the chest.
  • Heart Failure: Shortness of breath and/or fatigue.
  • Stroke: Sudden weakness, inability to move and/or numbness of face/arms/legs usually on one side of the body.

Risk Factors in Women

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol use

Prevent Heart Disease

Prevent Heart Disease with These Proven Healthy Facts

Other Heart Health Information for Women