Florida Heart Group Reminds Women Heart Disease Is Their Number One Killer

American women are four to six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer, making heart disease their leading killer. Florida Heart Group would like to take the time to remind American women of this fact and encourage them to stop in for regular checkups.

Online PR News – 12-April-2012 – Orlando,FL – American women are four to six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer, making heart disease their leading killer. Florida Heart Group would like to take the time to remind American women of this fact and encourage them to stop in for regular checkups.

According to the American Heart Association, heart attack is the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States, claiming a victim approximately every 34 seconds. Annually, 500,000 total lives are claimed by this condition, with 233,000 of those being women.

The cardiology physicians at Florida Heart Group are concerned about the cardiovascular health of the average American and would like to take this time to emphasize this important fact to American women.

Most often, heart attacks are the end result of a number of different factors working together. The main underlying causes most often are unhealthy lifestyles and a family history of heart attacks. Lifestyles characterized by low physical activity levels, eating unhealthy foods, and other lifestyle choices, such as smoking, lead to conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity, which are the primary heart disease causes.

When possible, American women must make healthier lifestyle choices. “Because so many Americans work in sedentary jobs behind computers and desks for more than eight hours a day, it’s important for them to be allowed to engage in physical activity like walking during the day,” said Andrew Laverghetta, the Florida cardiology practice’s CEO.

Heart attacks occur when the blood flow bringing oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off entirely. This happens because the arteries supplying the heart with blood can slowly become thicker and harder from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances, such as plaque.

Fortunately, Florida Heart Group has three female cardiologists who can help men and women protect themselves from becoming the next victims of heart disease. Dr. Puxiao Cen is the eighth generation in her family to practice medicine and dedicates herself to her patients through educational local lectures and direct patient care. Dr. Patricia Guerrero specializes in arrhythmia prevention and cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Carol Ma specializes in invasive non-interventional cardiology. All three doctors work together with patients in helping them to prevent significant health complications caused down the road by cardiovascular disease.

Florida Heart Group especially encourages all adult women, including younger women, to stop in and have a checkup performed. The practice is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

ABOUT FLORIDA HEART GROUP: Since its founding in 1979, Florida Heart Group has grown into a local leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The practice has over 19 Orlando cardiologists and numerous Orlando cardiology specializations, including Peripheral Vascular, Interventional Cardiology, Women’s Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, and Diagnostic Imaging. The practice also includes the Vein Center, created especially for the treatment of venous disease. Florida Heart Group can be followed on Facebook and Twitter and on their Orlando heart blog.

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Andrew Laverghetta
Florida Heart Group
1613 North Mills Avenue
Orlando FLorida, 32803

(407) 894-4472

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