Cardiovascular disease takes the life of one in three women. Studies show many women are unaware of the danger they face from heart attack and stroke. And experts say most women are so busy taking care of those around them, they fail to take care of themselves.
Along with the known risk factors like family history, high cholesterol, diet and other lifestyle behaviors, we are seeing trends in women having heart risk factors related to pregnancy, menopause, auto immune conditions, even cancer treatment, which are unique to women and are becoming increasingly relevant when assessing risk for heart disease.
Join the conversation to learn more from Dr. Katie Hawthorne, a cardiologist with Lankenau Heart Institute, about heart disease and the risk it poses to women.