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Why aren’t women heart attack survivors showing up for cardiac rehab?

Why aren’t women heart attack survivors showing up for cardiac rehab? | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

Compared to male participants, women heart attack survivors miss about half of their Cardiac Rehab appointments, and are 30% more likely to drop out entirely. Is this because they're outnumbered five to one by the men?

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Are you a priority in your own life?

Are you a priority in your own life? | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

Results of a survey that asked women: "What is most important to you?" may help to explain why, even when women are experiencing deadly heart attack symptoms, they will delay seeking treatment if something more important comes up. See how your answers compare to the six most frequent responses to this question.

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Women’s heart health advice: “Walk often, walk far!”

Women’s heart health advice: “Walk often, walk far!” | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it
Why long leisurely walks may be better than 'weight supported' intense exercises like cycling or rowing in improving women's heart health...
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What prevents heart disease “better than any drug”?

What prevents heart disease “better than any drug”? | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

It doesn't come in a pill bottle, nor is it supported by multi-million dollar pharmaceutical company marketing campaigns. It's not only affordable, but it's often completely free. It has few if any harmful side effects.

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‘Women-only’ cardiac rehabilitation curbs depression for heart attack survivors

‘Women-only’ cardiac rehabilitation curbs depression for heart attack survivors | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it
Men outnumber women five to one in cardiac rehab - so some programs are now offering female-only rehab sessions to attract more women.
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Physical exercise vs. the ‘plumber’s pipe’ theory of heart disease treatment

Physical exercise vs. the ‘plumber’s pipe’ theory of heart disease treatment | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

"North Americans believe: If the face drops, lift it. If the pipes plug, unclog them. If the joints creak, replace them.  In cardiovascular disease, the care model is built entirely around opening blockages in patients with late disease, which can relieve symptoms, but does NOT prevent heart attacks."

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Many People Ignore Signs, Delay Treatment of Heart Attack

Many People Ignore Signs, Delay Treatment of Heart Attack | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

Wall Street Journal: "With most heart attacks, victims do have some warning. But many people die simply because they don't seek help in time." My heart attack story mentioned in this important WSJ piece called "If You're Stricken, Minutes Matter, Yet Many Ignore Symptoms, Delay Treatment"

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A Second Opinion from Dr. Google

A Second Opinion from Dr. Google | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

I’ve often suspected that if only the E.R. doctor who misdiagnosed me with indigestion had bothered to just Google my cardiac symptoms (chest pain, nausea, sweating and pain radiating down my left arm), he and Dr. Google would have almost immediately hit upon my correct diagnosis: myocardial infarction, or heart attack. But instead, he pronounced that I was “in the right demographic” for acid reflux. I was sent home that day feeling horribly embarrassed for having made a fuss over nothing but a case of indigestion. As time went by, however, and my debilitating symptoms became truly unbearable, I turned to Dr. Google.

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Learning to live with heart disease: the fourth stage of heart attack recovery

Learning to live with heart disease: the fourth stage of heart attack recovery | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it
Dr. Wayne Sotile, in his wonderful book, 'Thriving With Heart Disease', recommends these 10 coping tips to help survivors transition to a 'new normal' way of life.
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Heart Disease: How to improve your odds

Heart Disease: How to improve your odds | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

Over 80% of Canadian women have one or more heart disease risk factors (and almost half have three or more!) yet most of us are shockingly unaware that we are at risk. Did you know that 80% of heart disease is preventable? Here's how . . .

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Why your heart needs work – not rest! – after a heart attack

Why your heart needs work – not rest! – after a heart attack | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

New Canadian research: "Exercise is the cardiac wonder drug that hasn't been bottled yet, and it's also important to dispel the idea that what the heart needs is rest."

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Visit HEART SISTERS today

Visit HEART SISTERS today | Women and Heart Disease 2 | Scoop.it

All about women's heart disease - our #1 killer - from the unique perspective of Carolyn Thomas, a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor. Find out why Dr. Stephen Parker calls this "the best heart blog on the web".

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