Women’s Heart Health: Cardiovascular Disease in Women

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Annabelle Santos Volgman, Professor of Medicine at Rush University School of Medicine, for part 1 of a 3-part series on women’s heart health.

In this episode of Patient Pulse, Dr. Volgman provides an overview of the major cardiovascular diseases that affect women, including heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and atrial fibrillation. She also discusses how COVID-19 can impact the heart.

Key takeaways:

  • Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and men – but it is preventable!
  • Knowing your personal risk is the first powerful, lifesaving step to a healthy life
  • Love your heart!
    • Improve your lifestyle with:
      • Exercise
      • Healthy eating habits
      • Not smoking
      • Making time for yourself

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