You can tell from watching this interview how much fun it was to chat with Dr. David D’Agate about women’s heart disease. Dr. Dave is a preventive cardiologist in Long Island, New York, board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and nuclear cardiology – and probably best described by this personal testimonial from one of his heart patients: “extremely knowledgeable, kind and funny.” My favourite kind of physician. . . . .
Thank you, Dr. Dave, for 18 years of helping your patients become heart-healthy, and for inviting me to chat. This interview was part of a regular patient education series produced for the health channel, Dr. Dave’s 411.
Pour yourself a coffee, sit back, enjoy – and then let us know what you think.
NOTE from CAROLYN: I wrote more about what to expect when you become a heart patient in my book, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease“ , published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017. You can ask for it at your local library or favourite bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon, or order it directly from my publisher (use their code HTWN to save 20% off the list price).
Also mentioned in the interview:
– The American Heart Association 2019 National Survey published in the journal Circulation: “Ten-Year Differences in Women’s Awareness Related to Coronary Heart Disease: Results of the 2019 American Heart Association National Survey: a Special Report from the American Heart Association”, September 2020.
– “Impact of Initial Hospital Diagnosis on Mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction: A National Cohort Study”– a 2018 study by Professor Chris Gale et al, published in the European Heart Journal, in which he concludes: “This research clearly shows that women are at a higher risk of being misdiagnosed during a heart attack than men.”