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What Worries Women About Their Heart Health? Feature
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What Worries Women About Their Heart Health?

We asked more than 1,600 women to share their thoughts about heart health. Here is what they had to say.

2 Healthy Diets Are Equally Good for Your Heart
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2 Healthy Diets Are Equally Good for Your Heart

Two eating plans—a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet—protect your heart equally, a new study shows.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy
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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy

Try these small tweaks around the house to lessen your risk of heart disease. Little changes can make a big difference in your heart health!

What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease
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What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 35, and yet many women fail to take care of their hearts and don't know the signs of heart disease.

Effectively Managing Stress Is Good for Your Heart Health
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Effectively Managing Stress Is Good for Your Heart Health

Women need to know their risk factors for heart disease and how heart health looks different than for men.

I Lived a Healthy Life, But I Had a Heart Attack
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I Lived a Healthy Life, But I Had a Heart Attack

Even though Cindy has a family health history of heart disease, she couldn't believe she had a heart attack, despite classic symptoms.

Did You Know There Are Early Warning Signs for Hypertension?
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Did You Know There Are Early Warning Signs for Hypertension?

One of the most dangerous things about hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is that it can damage a woman's body without even being noticed. Here's what you need to know.

Menopause and Your Heart
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Menopause and Your Heart

Both age and menopause increase your risk of heart disease but there are lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk at any age.

Burnout Could Raise Your Odds for A-fib
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Burnout Could Raise Your Odds for A-fib

Stress can have serious and damaging effects on the heart tissue, which could then eventually lead to the development of a-fib. Learn more.

Heart Health Questions You Should Ask During Health Appointments
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Heart Health Questions You Should Ask During Health Appointments

Heart health should definitely be part of your discussion with your health care provider. Here are some questions you can bring up.

This Heart Issue Affects Mostly Women in Their 30, 40s and 50s. Are You at Risk?
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This Heart Issue Affects Mostly Women in Their 30, 40s and 50s. Are You at Risk?

You may think heart attacks only happen to old people, but there is a rare heart condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, that usually occurs in women between ages 30 and 50.

Did You Know That Heart Disease Affects Women Of Color Differently?
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Did You Know That Heart Disease Affects Women Of Color Differently?

The risk of cardiovascular disease among women, especially women of color is poorly understood, yet the statistics speak for themselves. Here’s what you need to know.


I Thought I Had the Flu, But I Actually Had Heart Failure
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I Thought I Had the Flu, But I Actually Had Heart Failure

After not getting better from an initial pneumonia diagnosis, Sheila knew there something else going on. Read her story.

Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk: What's the Connection?
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Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk: What's the Connection?

About 68 percent of people age 65 and older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease. Here's what you need to know.

Important Questions You Should Ask Your Health Care Professional About Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
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Important Questions You Should Ask Your Health Care Professional About Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

There are things every woman can do to help protect themselves from a first cardiovascular event (primary prevention) or another heart attack or ischemic stroke (secondary prevention). Here's what you need to know.

AFib and Blood Thinner Reversal Treatments: What You Need to Know
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AFib and Blood Thinner Reversal Treatments: What You Need to Know

Did you know there are reversal treatments for some blood thinners used to reduce the risk of stroke with AFib?

What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib?
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What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib?

If you or someone you know has AFib, please take this survey so we can better understand how you manage your stroke risk.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: What Every Woman Needs to Know
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Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: What Every Woman Needs to Know

Although you cannot control certain risk factors for CVD—like age, gender, race or ethnicity and family history – there are steps you can take that may help prevent CVD.

Common Blood-Thinning Medication Questions People With AFib Ask
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Common Blood-Thinning Medication Questions People With AFib Ask

Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you better understand how blood-thinning medication works and some risks.

Living Well With AFib
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Living Well With AFib

Those who have AFib should be well aware of these things: living a healthy lifestyle and reducing stroke risk.

When A Reversal Agent May Be Needed For Your Blood-Thinning Medication
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When A Reversal Agent May Be Needed For Your Blood-Thinning Medication

There are some instances when a reversal treatment may be needed to reverse the effect of a blood-thinning medication.