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Five shocking truths about your heart

4 May

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by Carolyn Thomas

It’s my cardiac anniversary week!  Here are some things about women and heart disease that I’ve learned since I was hospitalized following a heart attack on May 6, 2008.

  1. heart attacks are more deadly for women than for men
  2. heart attack symptoms can be more subtle for women
  3. heart research focuses on men, not women
  4. for women, depression and heart disease are strongly linked
  5. heart damage starts in your 20s (25-45 is the age coronary disease typically starts) Continue reading