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National Heart Centre Singapore launches heart clinic exclusive for women
 

National Heart Centre Singapore launches heart clinic exclusive for women

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With women accounting for half of the 16.5 million cardiovascular deaths that occur globally every year, the launch of Women’s heart clinic by NHCS is a welcome move for an urgent need.
 
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26 Nov 2016 - General
 
Priscilla Mae Gobuyan
Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of heart disease and to begin to reduce their risk of heart di...
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Health of Asian women is poor and many times neglected from past decades. Breast cancer, osteoporosis arthritis and domestic violence are major risk zone areas in my view. Asian women are high-risk for heart diseases before age 50 and India stands in 1 st position in cardiovascular deaths. Fattyfoods, refined grains and sugars are major reasons for cardiovascular disease in Asian region. Introduction of women cardiac centres in an excellence of Singapore government in women healthcare. It opens...
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Sound move by the National Heart Centre Singapore to launch a heart clinic that is exclusive to women. This article is very informative and shared a new interesting finding. The anatomical variance of hearts between men and women affect the troponin levels when the heart is injured during myocardial infarction. Turns out that smaller hearts of women result in lower levels of troponin being released and could cause a false negative result. It is good that this discrepancy was detected immediately...
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Heart attack and stroke are one of the top global diseases that take millions of lives. In women, being stated there are at least one out of three women die a year due to these certain conditions. The troponin levels of women who has smaller heart structure are also lesser compared to those who are men thus making the diagnosis of a heart attack challenging. This is a great move for the Singaporean people to put up a clinic specifically for women to treat and detect heart attack. Prevention will...
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