Heart Disease in Women
Greeting: Hello Everyone, My name is Shelly Kutschenko and I’m here to talk about Heart disease in women Attention getter: Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. According to The Center for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease claimed more than 292,188 women’s’ lives in 2009, that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths. The National Coalition of Heart Disease states that “A woman dies every 34 seconds.” Purpose: To inform my audience about Heart Disease in women Preview:
I. Signs and Symptoms
II. Diagnosis and Test
I. Signs and Symptoms: “Women tend to downplay their symptoms” According to Author Ben Forer who quotes Dr. Kathy Magliato “The most common way women present with heart disease is dead, dead on arrival.” A. Angina: WebMD describes Angina as pain in the chest, discomfort, heaviness or a full feeling in the chest. James Combs noted that in Cardiovascular disease and woman that Dr. Dennis Walker noted that “women may feel other symptoms; squeezing-type pain in the center of the chest that may radiate to the neck, shoulders, and jaw. B. Weakness/Dizziness: Feeling faint or lightheaded. C. Nausea: Center for Disease Control defines nausea as uneasiness of the stomach that comes before vomiting. E. Loss of Appetite
Diagnosis/ Test: Health Care providers can diagnosis heart disease through different types of test and or procedures. A. Blood Test: Doctors may check levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood cell count according to the Mayo Clinic(2012) B. Electrocardiogram: Records electrical signals and detects irregularities in your heart rhythm and structure.(Mayo Clinic...
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