Heart Disease: Do You Know the Warning Signs?
Sometimes the first sign someone has that something is wrong with his or her heart health is a heart attack. “It is important to educate the public about the symptoms and risk factors for heart disease as well as stroke to prevent these events from occurring,” says Dominique Ashen, Ph.D., CRNP, nurse-practitioner of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins. The symptoms and risk factors for heart disease can lead to stroke and heart failure as well as heart attack.
See how much you know about the warning signs of heart disease.
Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore
Common symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, bowel changes or extreme fatigue may be triggered by more than just stress. Geneticist Kala Visvanathan, M.B.B.S., M.H.S., delves into how these symptoms might indicate an underlying condition and shares recent breakthroughs in cancer detection during a panel discussion at A Woman’s Journey — Baltimore, a daylong women’s health event in November.