Heart disease is the number one cause of death among
women, yet many don't even know they're at risk. A combination of
awareness and advanced technologies could help provide more answers
to this growing epidemic.
The first step women should take to reduce their risk
of heart disease is to see a doctor and go over lifestyle changes
that may be needed to prevent heart disease. For instance, more
exercise or a change in daily diet may be needed. Doctors can also
check a patient’s risk potential thanks to advances in imaging
equipment. New technology, like the Sequoia echocardiography system,
can help detect potential heart abnormalities before they become
problematic for patients.
The American Heart Association estimates that up to
eight million women suffer from heart disease, which kills more than
250,000 women each year. But with increased awareness and advances,
experts say medical technologies can help women live longer and