Amy Tucker, MD, left, and Theresa Waters, DO, both specialize in cardiology at Upstate.
How heart disease affects women and how to minimize its risk
While heart disease is the leading cause of death for both sexes in the United States, some of its symptoms and risk factors are unique to women. Upstate cardiologists Theresa Waters, DO, and Amy Tucker, MD, discuss these differences as they focus on heart disease in women. Men having heart attacks are likely to complain of chest pain, for example, but women may be more likely to experience heartburn, profound fatigue or dizziness. Nausea and vomiting are also more common symptoms in women. The cardiologists also provide measures women can take to reduce their risk of heart disease.