Carol, a former triple bypass patient at Banner Heart Hospital, explains many reasons a woman should address her heart symptoms.
Here, recently a man kind of chided me. In a friendly way he said, “Well you’re talking, this is all about women,” and I said, “Yes sir.” I said, “But you know something, if your wife gets sick, you’ve got a problem.”
So it affects everybody and nobody wants to be down and out. So I just really feel so strongly that it’s important to take care of yourself. When you go to your doctor, your primary doctor, tell him, “I want you to start talking to me about heart.”
There are a lot of methods today that don’t require invasive procedures. There are blood tests, things of that nature that can be detection of early heart disease or an early detection of heart disease. So this is what I am after. You will make your doctor talk to you.
My best friend in the park, we play a lot of golf together and she has had a lot of different issues and I said, “Has your doctor ever talked to you about your heart disease, I mean about heart?” She said no so I made her do that and he had her do the stress test, do all the things; she is fine. And I said, “But isn’t that a great peace of mind? You know, find out you are fine – that was worth everything.” So that’s the whole idea is stay well, don’t wait too long to find out. So that’s my passion.
Conditions: Heart Disease, Chest Pain
Related Terms: Stress Test, Triple Bypass, Chest Pain, Chest Tightness, Blocked Arteries, Heart Health Advocate, Cardiology, Heart Survivor
Health Care Provider: Banner Health, Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Heart Care Services, Banner Heart
Location: Mesa, Arizona, AZ, Phoenix, Tempe, East Valley, Phoenix Metropolitan, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Anthem, Chandler, 85206