Hear Her Heart
He says the symptoms sometimes present themselves differently in men and women.
“The male gender is at greater risk for having coronary artery disease, although women are at high risk also and, unfortunately for women, it often goes under-recognized as women do present somewhat differently than the guys do.”
Doctor Wiemann says men typically have the classic symptoms of chest pain or pressure, while women can have just jaw discomfort or a general feeling of uneasiness or shortness of breath. He says high cholesterol is a correctible factor that increases the risk of coronary artery disease, and it greatly increases the risk of a second or third heart attack. He appeared Saturday with Doctors Todd Alderfer and Jeff Wilkins on WNPV’S live broadcast from the Hear Her Heart Expo at the Montgomery Mall.