Health Matters from Carney HospitalWHY WOMEN MUSTLISTEN TO THEIR HEARTSWomen mayexperience the classic ad Know Your Riskssymptoms of a heart Some risk factors forattack, just as many bneh women andcBe Preparedut females1es, increasing age, racea family history of heartdiseaso, increasimay also experiencemore varied symptoms,with no accompanyingchest pain'"or ethnicity, and a peeviousby adopting healthy habitsuse of medication or medicalrisk factors are smoling (orsmoke), high blood pressureoverweightlobese, unhealthyheart attack. Other riskfactors can be controlledand, when necessary, theprocedures. Controllableo secondhand05Harold Dietzius, MDCarney Hospital CardiologistPaying attention to the subtlewarnings can make a significantdifference says Dr DietziusRemember that some of thesehigh cholesterol, beingDDietus.can occur over hours,diet, physical inactivitydays, or weeks. If you feel these diabetes, stress, and drinkingsymptoms, don't wait more thanfive minutos to call 911, Even if youhave a friend or relative with you,call for medical help rather thandrive. M necessary, paramedicsstart Ifo-saving treatment on theatoo much alcohol. Other riskfactors specific to womennclude being at a younger ageat menopause, using homonalcan replacement therapy (HRT)and the use of birth controlway to the emergency room. This ils, especialy in heavyearly care can determine how wll okersyou recoverEXPERTccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,heart disease is the number one killer of women causing morethan all kinds of cancer combined, and increases in riskafter menopause. Many women mistakenly think the only symptom of aheart attack is crushing chest pain and, unfortunately, don't recognizethe other, sometimes subtle, symptomsWomen may experience the classic symptorns of a heart atack,ust as many men do. But temales may also experience more variedsymptoms, with no accomparrying chest pain, says Camey Hospitaland Steward Medical Group Cardiologist Harold Dietzius, MD. Thismeans that a woman who is having a heart attack might blamestomach issues, arthritis or other minor conditions, and not get themmediate help she needs.There's expert cardiology careavailable right where you live.How Men and Women DifferWhen it comes to heart attack symptoms, men and women shareseveral similarities, Similarties in symptoms include:Harold Dietzlus, MD received hismedical degree from the Universityof Dublin, Trinity College Faculty ofHealth Sciences, and complotedhis residency at UMass MemorialMedical CenterDiscomfort or pain in the center of the chest- many times, it feelslike pressure or squeezing that may last a long time, or go awayand come backDiscomfort or pain in the jaw, ams, back, neck, or stomachShortness of breath with or without chest paitnCold sweatNausea or vomitingDr. Dietzius is accepting new patientsat his office at Carney Hospital,2100 Dorchester Avenue, DorchesterCall 617-506-2273 to request anappointment today,Regarding women, the symptoms that may seem confusing and not soobvious may include:Extreme fatigue, which may occur days or weeks in advancePressure or pain in the lower chest, upper abdomen, or upper backLightheadedness, which may lead to taintingHOSPITALSAFETYRADEwww.carmeyhospital.orgCarney HospitalSteward

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Health Matters from Carney Hospital WHY WOMEN MUST LISTEN TO THEIR HEARTS Women may experience the classic ad Know Your Risks symptoms of a heart Some risk factors for attack, just as many bneh women andc Be Prepared ut females 1es, increasing age, race a family history of heart diseaso, increasi may also experience more varied symptoms, with no accompanying chest pain'" or ethnicity, and a peevious by adopting healthy habits use of medication or medical risk factors are smoling (or smoke), high blood pressure overweightlobese, unhealthy heart attack. Other risk factors can be controlled and, when necessary, the procedures. Controllable o secondhand 05 Harold Dietzius, MD Carney Hospital Cardiologist Paying attention to the subtle warnings can make a significant difference says Dr Dietzius Remember that some of these high cholesterol, being DDietus. can occur over hours, diet, physical inactivity days, or weeks. If you feel these diabetes, stress, and drinking symptoms, don't wait more than five minutos to call 911, Even if you have a friend or relative with you, call for medical help rather than drive. M necessary, paramedics start Ifo-saving treatment on thea too much alcohol. Other risk factors specific to women nclude being at a younger age at menopause, using homonal can replacement therapy (HRT) and the use of birth control way to the emergency room. This ils, especialy in heavy early care can determine how wll okers you recover EXPERT ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one killer of women causing more than all kinds of cancer combined, and increases in risk after menopause. Many women mistakenly think the only symptom of a heart attack is crushing chest pain and, unfortunately, don't recognize the other, sometimes subtle, symptoms Women may experience the classic symptorns of a heart atack, ust as many men do. But temales may also experience more varied symptoms, with no accomparrying chest pain, says Camey Hospital and Steward Medical Group Cardiologist Harold Dietzius, MD. This means that a woman who is having a heart attack might blame stomach issues, arthritis or other minor conditions, and not get the mmediate help she needs. There's expert cardiology care available right where you live. How Men and Women Differ When it comes to heart attack symptoms, men and women share several similarities, Similarties in symptoms include: Harold Dietzlus, MD received his medical degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College Faculty of Health Sciences, and comploted his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center Discomfort or pain in the center of the chest- many times, it feels like pressure or squeezing that may last a long time, or go away and come back Discomfort or pain in the jaw, ams, back, neck, or stomach Shortness of breath with or without chest paitn Cold sweat Nausea or vomiting Dr. Dietzius is accepting new patients at his office at Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Call 617-506-2273 to request an appointment today, Regarding women, the symptoms that may seem confusing and not so obvious may include: Extreme fatigue, which may occur days or weeks in advance Pressure or pain in the lower chest, upper abdomen, or upper back Lightheadedness, which may lead to tainting HOSPITAL SAFETY RADE www.carmeyhospital.org Carney Hospital Steward

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