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Why Is Heart Disease The Leading Killer Of Women? - Dr. Shokooh (VIDEO)

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Listen to Dr. Shokooh and discovery why heart disease is the number one killer for women.

Dr. Shokooh:
Well it has been leading cause of death since 1908 except in 1918 when influenza was number one killer of men and women in this country and part of is that it is a disease that over the years of risk factors had been cause to it to stay as the number one cause of death, but also is that the awareness has not been there. Women do not go to doctors. They do not know they have the disease when they go to their physicians, the study showed that only third of physicians ask their patients whether they are at risk for heart disease or not and because women are always being the caretaker of the family, by the time they go to the hospital they are very sick with their co-morbidities.

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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