Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, just as it is for men. The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women than in men, and it is important for women to be aware of them. The symptoms and the latest treatments are discussed in this interview, along with a condition known as pulmonary hypertension. Part One: Trends in heart disease Types of heart disease Classic heart attack symptoms Women's heart attack symptoms Coronary artery blockages Heart disease prevention Cholesterol and blood pressure Part Two: Pulmonary hypertension Illnesses related to pulmonary hypertension Symptoms Treatments Research Dr. Myung Park, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Links: Heart Disease in Women (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKY9or1e0_A
Heart Disease in Women (Part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w133WAIYTI0
Maryland Heart Center http://www.umm.edu/heart/
Dr. Myung Park http://www.umm.edu/doctors/myung_h_park.html
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