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Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment
As a woman, you devote so much heart to your family, career and community. However, you should know that heart disease is a real problem for women, so it may be time to take check on your own heart.
Heart disease is the leading killer of women over age 25, according to the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, only 13 percent of women think heart disease is a threat to their health.
As a primary focus, the Women and Heart program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth helps increase awareness and recognition about heart problems and early warning signs of heart disease.
Women may experience the same classic heart attack symptoms as men–such as tightness in the chest, arm pain, and shortness of breath–but often women have more subtle symptoms, including nausea, overwhelming fatigue or dizziness.
Take heart and ask your doctor:
At Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth, we care for patients from the first sign of heart and vascular trouble through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our innovative diagnostic tools, treatments and educational programs ensure that you will receive the most complete and advanced heart care.
The Albert M. Goggans, M.D. and Robert W. Brown, M.D. Regional Heart Center at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth offers cardiovascular services including: a cardiac catheterization lab, the Ryan Center for Electrophysiology, non-invasive cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, specialized intensive care units, and a progressive care unit.
The American Heart Association offers these prevention guidelines:
Baylor Scott & White offers a free, online heart risk assessment to help you learn more about your individual risk for heart disease. Your assessment will explain important factors, as well as lifestyle changes that can reduce your chances of developing serious problems.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. That's why Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Fort Worth offers comprehensive heart and vascular services to help patients with matters of the heart.
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