Potassium-rich foods boost women’s heart health
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(Katherine Lang/ Medical News Today) — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, ending some 17.9 million lives each year.

In the United States, CVD causes 1 in 4 deaths in men, and 1 in 5 deaths in the entire population. A  …

Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes too
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(Bill Graveland/ Global News) — Andre Lavoie knew almost immediately that he was suffering a stroke.

The 60-year-old from Calgary was helping his wife put away groceries in 2015 when he dropped a can onto the floor.

“I bent to pick it up with my left arm and… nothing. I could not pick it up,” Lavoie said in an interview with   …

Women suffering from heart attacks wait longer than men for treatment
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(CTV News) — A woman who suffers a heart attack may have to wait longer than a man for treatment, which could have a negative impact on her prognosis, warn two Montreal experts.

Women experience the same symptoms as men during a heart attack, explains Dr. Jessica Forcillo, a cardiac surgeon at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université  …

Tips for women to prevent heart disease
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(US Food and Drug Administration) — More women die from heart disease than from any other cause: about one in five American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You can take action now to reduce your risk. Resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help women of all ages learn  …

7 foods your heart will love
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(Lisa Bendall/ Everything Zoomer) — Among the various lifestyle strategies that are known to be helpful for your heart, eating well is definitely a significant one. In fact, after studying the evidence, the American Heart Association has said that a healthy diet is as effective at lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease  …

Women more likely than men to have heart failure
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(Nora Underwood/ Everything Zoomer) — Jackie Ratz woke up one morning and felt terrible. She had severe nausea, was sweating profusely and had crushing fatigue, which lasted for days. Because she’d had cancer when she was in her 20s, Ratz was worried that it had returned. But an EKG told a different story: Ratz, then 45, was  …

This Valentine’s Day, keep your heart healthy!
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(Margaret Coates/ North Shore News) — February is Heart Month in Canada.

This month is also when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, which is a day to celebrate romantic love with heart symbols, cupids, and yummy chocolate. But the month is also about raising awareness about heart disease and encouraging people to look after   …

How to tell the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack
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(Stephanie Dolgoff/ Good Housekeeping) — I hope you’ve never had a heart attack. I also hope you’ve never had a panic attack. That’s because they both feel awful — and have some of the same or very similar symptoms. But only one is imminently dangerous, and that’s a heart attack.

A panic attack, on the other hand, may make you   …

The symptoms of a heart attack look different for men and women
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(Dr. Payal Kohli/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may develop suddenly or gradually over hours, days, or weeks.

According to The Heart Foundation, while chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack,  …

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women.
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(Sandy Bauers/ Philadelphia Inquirer) — The more the researchers learn about the human heart, the more they realize that men’s and women’s hearts are different.

Different things can go wrong with them. Or the same things can happen, but at different rates.

One example: Far more women — mostly older women — get a malady called  …

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