When it comes to heart health, women and men have different needs. Research has shown that women’s hearts have a smaller size and pumping ability. Women’s arteries branch out differently throughout the body. Plaque builds up differently in women’s arteries, making it harder to detect. And scientists are still exploring the role that hormones play in women’s cardiovascular health. We also know that:
The good news is that most heart attacks can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle. But the only person who can truly care for your heart is you. At the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center, we encourage women to take charge of their heart health. Make an action plan to keep your heart strong throughout all stages of your life. Your health matters, and it’s up to you to make it a priority.
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It's up to you to improve your heart health, and you can start right now. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle will benefit more than just your heart. You may also noticed improved mood, healthier skin, decreased weight, and higher energy levels. When your heart feels good, the rest of your body feels better too. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Are you ready to improve your heart health? Here's a 12-week plan to help you get there. Your heart will thank you.