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Women’s Heart Health Specialist

Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona -  - General Cardiology

Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona

General Cardiology & Vascular Medicine located in Phoenix, AZ & Maricopa, AZ

Statistics show that heart attack is one of the leading causes of death in women in the United States. The team at Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona are focused on maintaining cardiovascular health in all stages of live. To schedule an in-office visit to discuss a customized heart health plan, use the online booking tool or call one of their offices in Phoenix, Maricopa, Goodyear, or Chandler, AZ today.

Women’s Heart Health

Why is heart health in women so important?

Heart attack and heart disease are two of the leading causes of death among women. As with many other things, cardiovascular becomes increasingly important as one ages. Ensuring optimal heart health is one of the goals of the team at Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona. 

Routing screenings and leading an active lifestyle are two factors to ensure you're doing your part to ensure heart health and longevity. 

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

While men often experience severe chest pain, women tend to have more generalized symptoms, such as heartburn or jaw pain. Due to these more common symptoms, heart attacks can go unnoticed. 

Other more common heart attack symptoms in women may include: 

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Neck, jaw, throat, or abdomen pain

As always, if you feel you may be having a heart attack, go to the nearest emergency room immediately. 

How can women lower their risk for heart disease?

Several steps can be taken to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. At Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona, your provider will discuss with you possible lifestyle changes as well as medication that may help lower your risk factors. 

Pre-existing and other underlying medical conditions may also increase your risk. Talk to your doctor today to learn what you can be doing to help mimize your risk for heart attack and heart disease. 

The caring team at Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona looks forward to creating a customized plan together to help lower your risk and promote a healthy lifestyle.