Women are Not Small Men
One out of every two women will die of heart disease. It is the single greatest health risk for women today--more than stroke and all cancers combined. In the course of her work as founder and chief of the Women's Heart Program at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Goldberg has come to a startling realization: Women experience heart disease in a fundamentally different way than men do. The physiology of a woman's heart attack is not the same as a man's, the symptoms of heart disease and signs of impending heart attack differ for women, and once heart disease has been recognized, women often do not get the treatment and medications they require. Now here are detailed, age-specific programs that give women the facts and the guidance they need to recognize, treat, and prevent heart disease, including - How you can rate your risk of heart disease - The effects of menopause on your heart - Risk factors you can change--starting today - A heart healthy exercise plan that works for you - A complete guide to heart healthy supplements - The truth about hormone replacement therapy and the heart - Recovering from a heart attack or surgery Authoritative, caring, and up-to-the-minute, this is destined to become the women's health book of the new millennium.
by : Nieca Goldberg