Heart disease can affect anyone at all ages, but is much more common in women. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for women. In this “Be Aware” episode, Dr. Harjit Chahal and Dr. Ezequiel Molina remind what women can do to take charge of their heart health.
Researchers are beginning to better understand heart disease in women, and at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, physicians share their insights into what we are learning about women and genetics, heart failure, valve disease, LVADs, stents and other issues. Hear the stories of six women and how they are overcoming heart disease one day at a time.