Heart Disease in Women

The most common cause of heart disease in both men and women is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease, and it happens slowly over time. You think you may know the signs of a heart attack, but are those the symptoms for men or for women?

Heart disease is the number one killer of women today, causing more deaths than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. 90% of women have more than one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. Reduce your risk by seeing a medical professional regularly, knowing your family history, and understanding the signs and symptoms of heart disease that are not always associated with chest pain. Such as discomfort in your arms, back, neck and jaw; nausea or vomiting, and light-headedness.

Find out more about the risks associated with heart disease and other women’s issues and meet Amanda Rautenberg from TAMC’s Aroostook Heart & Lung at the County Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, April 14th at the Conference Center at TAMC.

The Aroostook Medical Center: 140 Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769, (207) 768-4000