Women Share Stories of Survival After Experiencing Life-Threatening Heart Events
Heart disease is a very real and life-threatening problem for women. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. Because women can experience symptoms that are quite different from men, which may not easily be recognized as symptoms of a heart attack or other cardiac event, it is important that women understand not only their risk factors, but also learn how to recognize the signs -- because getting immediate medical attention after a heart event is crucial.
The following stories are stories of survival. These women came to University Hospitals for help when the unthinkable happened to them; many of them had no idea that they were even at risk for a heart disease. Find out about the symptoms these women experienced, and about the life-saving treatment they received through University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute that led them down the road to recovery.