This week: Raising awareness, reducing risks of heart disease in women

Feb 26, 2021

Women can reduce their risk of heart disease by up to 90 percent by following five heart-healthy strategies.

"Eat a healthy diet; exercise; keep a healthy body weight; stop smoking if you smoke; and if you choose to drink, do so in moderation," says Upstate cardiologist Amy Tucker.

She is joined by her colleague, cardiologist Theresa Waters in this week's episode of "HealthLink on Air." Tucker and Waters explain the symptoms and characteristics of heart disease that are most common in women. And, they will go over risk factors that apply specifically to women.

Regarding heart attacks, they say women are less likely than men to report chest pain. Instead, a woman may experience a feeling of indigestion, profound fatigue and/or dizziness. Listen this Sunday, February 28 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.