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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 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