Lifestyle Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
Smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are the lifestyle risk factors for heart disease in women. Ann DeVelasco, Registered Nurse with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says those risk factors can be treated, controlled, or eliminated. She explains nobody should smoke in this day and age.
Dr. Alvaro Gomez, Cardiologist with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says there are rare forms of heart disease that can occur at the time of labor because of the effort of the process.