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How to Get Heart-Healthy

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Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year.

Women don't usually recognize their symptoms, which can be different from men.

"They come in complaining of the worst heartburn they've ever had, or some pain in the jaw or back pain, they think it's everything else but the heart."

If you have any of those symptoms or nausea or sweating, Dr. Kimara March wants women to get to the ER right away.

"They can have the chest pain or the chest pressure but actually very commonly they don't come in complaining of that."

Women tend to be 10 years older than men when they have their first heart attack, so knowing your numbers and preventing an attack is key!

This is what Dr. Kimara wants women to know.

"What their blood pressure is, what their cholesterol is, what their optimal weight is and if they're a smoker...."

So you and your doctor can figure out the best way to keep your heart healthy.

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