Education about heart health can save women’s lives

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  While most are not aware that heart disease is the number one killer in women, understanding common misconceptions about the disease can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Dr. Kathleen Allen, the Interventional Cardiologist at The Heart Center at Presbyterian, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss some of the reasons why women suffer from heart disease.

February is National Heart Health month, and wearing red shows support for the fight against heart disease in women. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year. That’s more than cancer.

What is not commonly known is that men and women differ in the ways they show symptoms of heart disease. For example, chest pain is not as common of a symptom for women as it is for men. Jaw pain can be a sign something is wrong.

Getting educated in heart health is a must to avoid future attacks.

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