“There are some important nuances of the guidelines. They don’t apply to people who’ve already had a heart attack or stroke. And they don’t tell adults who are currently taking daily aspirin to stop taking it. However, the task force does caution that because of increased bleeding risk with age, patients may need to consider stopping daily aspirin use around age 75.“
“Open-Heart Surgery survivor“. I am one of the lucky women who had doctors who believed that I was having pains in my heart. At 47 years old heavy breathing, excruciating pain in my chest, ‘unusual fatigue’ – all of that – did not resemble anything most of the doctors I saw would expect from a woman my age. This is the story of many a woman young and old.
February is American Heart Month. This Friday February 4th is National Wear Red Day in the United States.
Know the Facts About Women and Heart Disease by using the resources below. A brief introduction is available on my podcast – Episode 31