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Saving Women’s Hearts

-Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Urges Women to be Heart Smart with Life-Saving Tips-

(Englewood, NJ, February 5, 2013) – February marks American Heart Month and according to The American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is urging women to take a proactive approach to their heart health to help reduce their risk of heart attack.

“This is a very serious threat to women; one in three die from the disease each year,” explained Sarah Kaplan, MD, cardiologist at Englewood Hospital. “Many are unaware of some of the major differences in the symptoms men and women experience during a heart attack. It is critical that women know those differences so they are able to identify the early warning signs and take immediate action. It could be the difference between life and death.”

Chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath and pain in one or both arms are commonly associated with the typical symptoms for a heart attack. However, women are likely to experience more subtle symptoms, which include:

  • Back, neck, or jaw pain

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Indigestion or heartburn

  • Weakness or fatigue

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

While awareness plays a major role in the fight against heart disease, prevention is also key. Women can take control of their heart health by developing healthy habits and adapting an active lifestyle.

“Exercising and eating a balanced diet are two easy ways women can protect their hearts,” said Dr. Kaplan. “Getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week can reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also important to feed your body low-calorie, low-cholesterol nutrient-rich foods daily. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.”

The Women’s Cardiac Heath Center at Englewood Hospital provides access to a wide range of heart health education and services including cardiology, nutrition counseling, diabetes education, stress management and integrative healing therapies. For more information, visit www.BestHeartDocs.com or www.englewoodhospital.com.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.