Heart Disease in Women 1 of 2


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, just as it is for men. However, the symptoms of heart disease in women can be different than in men and it is important for women to be aware of these differences. These symptoms and the latest treatments for heart disease are discussed in this interview, along with a condition known as pulmonary hypertension.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Trends in heart disease
  • Types of heart disease
  • Classic heart attack symptoms
  • Women's heart attack symptoms
  • Coronary artery blockages
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure

Dr. Myung Park, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: August 7, 2013

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