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Symptoms And Dangers Of Heart Disease

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Introduction Heart disease affects people in different ways such as coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, heart arrhythmias, angina, and Myocardial infarction (MI). It is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, but surprisingly, most women are not aware of this. People usually think that heart disease only affects men, but studies have shown that it does affect women just as men. Women usually have atypical symptoms of heart disease and probably, this is the reason why most of them do not see it as a major factor for the high mortality rate amongst them. This means that symptoms are usually mild and comes in different forms such as heartburn. As such, women do not usually have the basic knowledge of the symptoms and dangers that accompany heart disease. This paper will attempt to give an overview of what heart disease or MI is and as it relates to women, why is there such a high mortality rate among women, what education nurses are expected to give to women to help reduce mortality from the disease. I will further discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care on women’s health with regards to preventive care, and finally, I will offer solutions that I will like to address when I become a nurse. An overview of women’s health and myocardial infarction Myocardial infarction (MI), also known as heart attack is characterized by a lack of or total obstruction of blood flow to the heart. This will eventually reduce oxygen flow
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