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Coronary Heart Disease - Women and Heart Disease

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. About 80% of women ages 40 to 60 have one or more risk factors for coronary heart disease. Having multiple risk factors significantly increases a woman’s chance of developing coronary heart disease.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Living With

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

If you have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, it is important that you continue treatment plan. Get regular follow-up care to control your condition and prevent complications.

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NHLBI

Coronary Heart Disease - Treatment

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Your treatment plan depends on how severe your disease is, the severity of your symptoms, and any other health conditions you may have. Possible treatments for coronary heart disease include heart-healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, or procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Diagnosis

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Your doctor will diagnose coronary heart disease based on your symptoms, your medical and family history, your risk factors, and the results from tests and procedures. Because women and their doctors may not recognize coronary heart disease symptoms that are different from men’s, women may not be diagnosed and treated as quickly as men. It is important to seek care right away if you have symptoms of coronary heart disease.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Some people have severe symptoms of coronary heart disease. Others have no symptoms at all. If you have “silent” coronary heart disease, you may not have any symptoms until you have a heart attack or other complication.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Screening and Prevention

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

You should start getting screening tests and risk assessments for coronary heart disease around age 20 if you do not have any risk factors for coronary heart disease. Children may need screening if they have risk factors, such as obesity, low levels of physical activity, or a family history of heart problems. Afterward, your doctor may recommend preventive treatments such as heart-healthy lifestyle changes to help you lower your risk of coronary heart disease.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Causes

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

There are three main types of coronary heart disease: obstructive coronary artery disease, nonobstructive coronary artery disease, and coronary microvascular disease. Coronary artery disease affects the large arteries on the surface of the heart. Many people have both obstructive and nonobstructive forms of this disease. Coronary microvascular disease affects the tiny arteries in the heart muscle.

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Coronary Heart Disease – Risk Factors

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

There are many risk factors for coronary heart disease. Your risk of coronary heart disease goes up with the number of risk factors you have and how serious they are. Some risk factors—such as high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol—can be changed through heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Other risk factors, such as your sex, older age, family history and genetics, and race and ethnicity, cannot be changed.

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Heart disease and women

heart  women  heart disease  heart attack  women's health  coronary artery disease  heart problems  heart health  cardiac arrest 

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in American women, and some types of heart disease are more common in women.

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Hazte tomar la presión arterial

stroke  high blood pressure  coronary artery disease  systolic blood pressure  HBP  bp  diastolic blood pressure  systolic  diastolic  healthfinder  ODPHP  Health topics 

One in 3 Americans have high blood pressure. Share this resource to encourage people to get their blood pressure checked regularly starting at age 18.

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