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Gender Bias in Health Care: Women—Watch Your Hearts

Women—when it comes to cardiac care, you aren’t being taken seriously by the medical profession. If you feel something, say something loud and clear.

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Why Women Are at a Disadvantage When it Comes to Medical Care—with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

In this episode, Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner and Dr. Steinbaum discuss the gender bias that exists in emergency rooms and throughout hospitals and doctor’s offices around t...

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Women: Don’t Let Your Doctor Miss Your Heart Disease

Heart disease doesn’t appear out of nowhere. If your doctor doesn’t recognize your heart issues, it is up to you to ensure they do—before a heart attack!

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Compression Stocking Tips

If you have diabetes and your legs and ankles swell (edema), compress stockings can help—if you get the right kind. Learn more…

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“I’ve Done Everything Right…Why Am I Having Heart Problems?”

Heart disease may be preventable 80% of the time, but 20% of the time, it is difficult or impossible to make an impact with lifestyle choices alone.

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Think You’re Having a Heart Attack? How Chest Pain Is Evaluated in the ER

A scoring system first developed in the Netherlands is a safe and accurate way to determine who needs advanced testing and who doesn’t.

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Is High HDL Cholesterol Always Good?

HDL is known as the “good” type of cholesterol, but that is not always true. How to make sense of your cholesterol readings…

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When a Loved One Has a Heart Attack: How to Be the Best Health Advocate

If someone you love has a heart attack, do you know exactly what to do, and in what order? Here is your checklist.

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Stroke Risk Lingers Long After Heart Attack

Increased risk for stroke after heart attack (myocardial infarction) lasts three times longer than was thought. Here’s what you need to know…and do.

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Your Atrial Fibrillation Might Not Be Gone After All

A danger lurks for former AFib patients—even if they’ve been told their heart rhythm is back to normal, it might not be.

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Is Your Job Giving You Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)?

Does your heart pound when deadlines loom? If it’s atrial fibrillation, that could mean a higher risk for stroke and early death.

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You Can Have an MRI Even with an Older Pacemaker

Even older cardiac implantable electronic devices are safe for MRI—but not all hospitals are on board with doing it. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Protect Your Heart from Bad News

Bad news combined with the empathetic nature of many women has caused symptoms of stress and heart disease to surge. Five ways to protect your heart.

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MINOCA: The Heart Attack You’ve Never Heard Of

A new study offers warnings about this under-researched type of heart attack that affects men and women equally.

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Why Heart Attacks Are Missed in So Many Women

Women are just as likely as men to have a heart attack. But more women than men are dying. Here’s how to avoid that fatal gender gap…