Martha Jefferson HealthWise - February 28

February 28, 2007

Continuing our focus on heart health, this week's segment is in regards to women. Recently, the American Heart Association set new guidelines that urged women to think about taking aspirin daily. To help explain this, our weekly guest was Cardiologist Dr. Christina Bove from Martha Jefferson Hospital.

The most important thing that women need to know about these changes is that the new guidelines published by the American Heart Association put a new focus on disease prevention. This included the suggestion of taking a routine use of a low-dose aspirin for all women over the age of 65. Another recommendation is taking the full strength dose in higher risk women.

Dr. Bove also described many of the common heart disease symptoms, and what increases the risk of getting this. To learn more about the risks and symptoms, click the video link above.

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