Comments on: Common Myths About Heart Disease https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/myths-about-heart-disease/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:24:22 -0400 hourly 1 By: tamijofitz@yahoo.com https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/myths-about-heart-disease/#comment-472 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:39:13 +0000 http://www.goredforwomen.org/?p=769#comment-472 Actually per Mayo Clinic women do out number men with heart disease. It’s been labeled a “man’s disease” as women many times ignore their symptoms or attribute them to something else going on. The medical profession at one time (still?) overlooked women as having “heart disease” because women did not complain of the typical severe chest pain. Thus “it’s a man’s disease.” Not true, but the assumption was made. And as far as heart disease also being also known as cardiac arrest, that is untrue. Cardiac Arrest is when the heart stops, and yes, it may be due to heart disease (or Coronary Artery Disease or Atherosclerosis) but it is not the same. Hundreds of thousands of people thrive with Heart Disease and they do not have Cardiac Arrest.

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By: pikachu@gmail.com https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/myths-about-heart-disease/#comment-355 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:59:40 +0000 http://www.goredforwomen.org/?p=769#comment-355 Just so you all know, ‘heart disease’ aka: Cardiac arrest affects men more than women.
I don’t know where you got the myth that it affects more women than men, but it’s incorrect.
Also, “it’s a man’s disease” is a strange way of putting it. That makes it sound like you’re saying “It’s unfair that only men can get this disease”
Even if the disease affected more women than men, you could leave a link to something that proves this instead of just saying it’s so. You could also make a website called goredforpeople since it doesn’t only affect women, instead of goredforwomen.

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By: ddderryberry@gmail.com https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/myths-about-heart-disease/#comment-289 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:35:51 +0000 http://www.goredforwomen.org/?p=769#comment-289 Quick update: My LAD stent was placed last February. I had a nuclear scan this past Friday expecting all to be ok and hopefully get myself off some of these medications. I have been complaining of extreme fatigue, unable to focus and was told my heart had a skip. I assumed it was from all the medications with the beta blocker being the biggest culprit. My blood pressure always runs low and is even more so with all these medications. So my plan was to pass the stress test and nuclear test, then I would be on the road to getting off of some meds. I was told I failed my stress test. I asked how did I fail the stress test…? I was on the tread mill for ten minutes and five seconds. Was told that most people don’t make it three minutes. Well the problem is that when I went for the second round of pictures after the tread mill and second round of dye, my blood pressure got to 133/74, heart rate of 151; however my ejection fraction only showed my heart working at 54%. I am now scheduled for another stent on Monday 8/25 to place a stent inside of my stent; restenosis. My physician also did what is now a trial test where they swab the inside of your cheeks. They are wanting to see if my metabolism rate is processing my medicines before they have time to work properly. I have lost three pounds, currently at 109 and it is not from not eating; but perhaps my body is putting all my energy towards my heart. I was told I am on the best of best as far as medicines go and they are still amazed at me and these problems. They told me I should be on the cover of all heart magazines. My condition is from pure genetics. Take time to learn your family history & take care of you.

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