Michael Thomsen Health Blog
Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer
A little while ago, I read about a woman who had been told for 3 years that her chest tightness was anxiety only to be diagnosed with Three Vessel Disease (3VD: the left anterior descending, right coronary and circumflex arteries).
And the other day I heard of a woman diagnosed with asthma while she was actually having a heart attack.
- Did you know that heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. ... and that about 40% of heart attacks in women are fatal?
- Do you know that heart disease in woman is almost like a different disease in women compared to men?
- Are you seeing a lot of women in your practice?
- Do you know how to recognise symptoms of heart disease?
I feel it is a critical area to up-skill in.
I highly recommend the two-part presentations by Ruth Trickey starting next week.