Around 1978, my mother had a double bypass heart surgery. She knew she had something wrong with her heart but because of the stereotype about women not having coronary problems, the doctor (a man) diagnosed her problem as depression. If it werenít for my momís persistence, she probably would not be alive today. She all but threatened the doctor who eventually performed the appropriate tests and properly diagnosed her heart disease. Once he did, he realized that it was a miracle mom hadnít had a death inducing heart attack. He rushed her into surgery and cleared her arteries.
Yes, women can indeed have heart problems. Hundreds of them die every year. At the first sign, donít delay. Take action right away.
- 5/14/2008 11:30:02 AM