Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women? And women who have heart attacks are twice as likely to die as men because they don't recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, or are hesitant to say they are having a heart attack.
According to the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, heart disease in not even on the radar of young women even though heart disease is on the rise for women between the ages of 29 and 45.
In today's podcast, we discuss how women and men's heart attacks are much different.
For example, nearly 50% of women admitted to the hospital for heart attacks don't have chest pain.
Heart attack symptoms for women can range from uncomfortable fullness or pain in the center of the chest, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the upper back, neck or jaw.
Other heart attack symptoms for women could include shortness or breath, cold sweats, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness or fainting.
Learn today how to recognize subtle heart attack symptoms for women and how to prevent heart disease with some simple strategies that could save your life.
Could you find this piece of equipment in your gym or office? An AED (automated external defibrillator) can save lives. A person in sudden cardiac arrest has the best chance of survival when defibrillation is delivered immediately.
Heart Attack Symptoms For Women
This week's plant-based recipe are heart-healthy steamed artichokes loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Here is all you do:
Prepare artichokes for steaming by snapping off the tough outer leaves. Using a serrated knife, cut off top 1/3 of artichoke. Snip remaining sharp or spiky tips using kitchen shears. Trim stem so artichoke stands upright. Rub cut surfaces with lemon to prevent discoloration. Repeat with remaining artichokes and lemon.
Set a steamer basket in a large pot; add enough water so it reaches just below the basket. Squeeze lemon juice into water and add 1 tablespoon of salt; bring to a boil. Place the artichokes in a steamer basket, stem-side up. Cover the pot, and steam until the heart is tender when pierced with a tip of a paring knife, and inner leaves pull out easily. This will take about 25 to 35 minutes. Add more water to pot if necessary.
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