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  …

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  …

Calcium: Important not just for your bones but also for your heart
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(Science Daily) In a study published this month in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Osaka University have shown that a previously unknown mutation can lead to a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, which is one of the main causes of heart failure.

Heart failure is an incurable condition where  …

Loneliness can increase risk of heart disease by 27 percent for older women
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(Linda Searing/ The Philadelphia Tribune) — For older women, being lonely and socially isolated can increase the chance of developing heart disease by as much as 27%, according to research published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

The finding adds heart disease to a list of potential health effects of loneliness and

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  …

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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