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Women and Heart Disease: What Women Need to Know

Women may be surprised to learn heart disease is the biggest threat to their health—even more so than breast cancer. And the same factors that put women at risk of a heart attack also increase their chances of stroke and other health problems. If your heart’s in trouble, your body may send you warning signs. It’s up to you to notice these and talk to your healthcare provider about them.

Understanding Coronary Artery Disease

Like any muscle, the heart needs oxygen-rich blood to work. Coronary artery disease keeps the heart from getting the oxygen it needs.

Managing Your Risk Factors

Risk factors make you more likely to have CAD. Learn your risk factors. To protect your health, take control of the factors you can change.

Understanding Medications

Medications help control CAD and heart disease. Know what medications you take and how they help you.

Understanding Tests & Procedures

Tests help your doctor learn more about your heart, your arteries, and your overall health. Treatments may lower your risk for future problems.

Life After a Heart Attack

Recovery starts with regaining strength and health. It continues with moving back into daily life, making healthy changes along the way.


Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and PreventionCoronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States.

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