Dr. Shokooh shares what a diabetic woman should do if she has concerns about her heart health.
Women should know that if they have diabetes they should be treated as if they have heart disease and that goes for men as well. Once a person has diabetes the risk for heart disease tremendously increases so once one knows that there is diabetes and it has to be treated, then they have to be very diligent regarding their cholesterol. They should not be smoking, they should have their blood pressure under control because all these hand in hand increases their risk.
About Dr. Shokooh, M.D.:
Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh is Director at the Women's Heart Center at the Orange County Heart Institute and Co-Director of the Women Heart Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County, California. Dr. Shokooh graduated medical school and finished her residency at UC Irvine. She also conducted a cardiology fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Shokooh can treat patients in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
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