Stroke in Women

Every year stroke strikes approximately 750,000 Americans killing 160,000. This year over 100,000 U.S. women under age 65 will have a stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and in Utah and twice as many women will die this year from a stroke than from breast cancer …

Heart Disease in Women

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. CHD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed due to the buildup of plaque in the arteries. This buildup of plaque is called atherosclerosis. Plaques are a mixture of fatty substances including cholesterol and other fats …