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Heart Disease: Know Your Numbers

Dr. Alvaro Gomez, Cardiologist with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains you need to know your numbers in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose or blood sugar, whether you have diabetes or not. He also points out the importance of stopping smoking, because once you smoke, you eliminate the protective effect of estrogen. He highlights women should also do their mammogram and gynecological exam.

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