Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease has long been thought of as a man's disease. Women were not viewed as being at risk, yet statistics show that nearly 500,000 women die from heart disease every year. It is the number one killer of women in America today. It is also the leading cause of disability among women.
Women have many unique characteristics of this disease process from their heart's makeup, to signs and symptoms, and to diagnosis. Since 40 percent of all coronary events in women are fatal and 63 percent of all sudden deaths in women occur in those without a prior history of coronary artery disease, early detection, education and prevention are needed to address the "silent epidemic" of heart disease in women.
UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge has outstanding heart health care. From cardiac rehabilitation to vascular disease and prevention - we are here to take care of you. Our team of cardiologists, cardiac nurses, and other heart health professionals are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care.
Learn more about heart disease in women from UnityPoint Health - Trinity in Fort Dodge, IA.
*Provided by the American Heart Association, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Office on Women's Health, National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, and WomenHeart.