Go Red on Valentine’s Day / A Woman’s Guide to Heart Attack Recovery: How to Survive, Thrive, and Protect Your Heart, Harvey M. Kramer, M.D., and Charlotte Libov

Trust your instinct ~ if you suspect something’s up with your heart, most likely you’re right. Check it out, take care of yourself and be there for your family, your friends, and yourself!

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Watch and really LISTEN to the stories of women affected by heart disease–they may be younger and look different than what you expect. They may be just like YOU.

A Woman’s Guide to Heart Attack Recovery: How To Survive, Thrive and Protect Your Heart  
Women’s Hearts are Different

Heart attacks have been the biggest killer of women since 1908. Yet you’d never know it if you looked at medical books published for most of the past century. The result is a myth that “women don’t get heart attacks.” This problem is that mistaken ideas that grow into myths take a long time to dispel, and, even today, a woman who is having a heart attack can be misdiagnosed. Of course, not all women experience this. Many are diagnosed promptly and expertly treated. But the possibility of this gender bias still exists.

Another reason women are so often misdiagnosed has to do with age.  About 83,000 of the women who have heart attacks this year will be under the age of 65, and about 9,000 will be under 45 years old. Despite this, though, doctors sometimes assume that women who have heart attacks are elderly. This is true for the majority, but certainly not everyone.

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  1. I have just been diagnosed with HOCM Hypertriphic Cardiomyopathy or an enlarged heart on one side. It was a major scare. I was actually taken off a cruise ship with A-typical Pneumonia and possible congestive heart failure but at the Nassua hospital they found the HOCM. They told me at age 58 I was a heart attack waiting to happen. Don’t mess around with this. It can happen to anyone and I understand women are at a higher risk than men. Luckily I only need to be on a lopresser 3 times a day with follow ups to two cardiac doctors over the next 6 months. Read this book and others, get information, learn the risks and what you can do to prevent something like what has recently happend to me.

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