MISSION VIEJO–Until the mid-1980s, heart attacks mostly happened to men. Today, while more women than men die from heart disease, many are still unaware that the symptoms for men and women can be quite different. Since heart disease is now rated the #1 killer of women in America, there’s a dire need to better educate women on the disease and its symptoms.
Elaborating this topic in great detail is Dr. Jacqueline Eubany in her new book: Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story. A board-certified cardiologist, electrophysiologist, author and guest speaker, Dr. Eubany has written an easy-to-understand, comprehensive book that does not require a medical background to understand it.
“Silence is one of the most deadly aspects of women’s heart disease,” says Dr. Eubany.
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined. Since the mid l980s, more women than men have died from heart disease yet more men survive a heart attack than women, and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen.
Since prevention is key, Dr. Eubany’s book is filled with great advice on everything a woman needs to know in order to avoid becoming a statistic – from changing lifestyles: diet, exercise, drinking alcohol and smoking, to recommendations on modern diet plans that can help lower weight and prevent hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and discusses aspirin therapy, hormone replacement therapy, and so much more.
In her book, Dr. Eubany cites examples of actual cases from her private practice in Orange County, CA. One in particular that stands out involves Angie, a divorced mother of two school-aged children, who was feeling off-color one morning but pushed herself to get to work. She disregarded her coworker’s advice to go to the doctor because, as the sole financial provider, she couldn’t afford to miss time from work.
Days later Angie made it to the emergency room but sadly, because she had ignored her symptoms for so long, her heart was permanently damaged.