NEWSMAKER: Maintaining Cardiac Health

Published 02/09 2014 11:42AM

Updated 02/09 2014 11:50AM

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - As part of WHAG's Better Together February theme, Kristen Fletcher of Frederick Memorial Hospital sat down with WHAG'S Carmen Chau on maintaining good cardiac health.

Little do many know, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the nation. Women carries different symptoms than men; women can experience shortness of breath while men, on the other hand, can experience chest pain.

Several factors cause heart disease such as: whether you smoke or not, obesity, diet, age, genetics, sleep patterns, and lack of exercise.

Fletcher provides advice on what can be done to prevent heart disease rather knowing it has to be treated. Cardiologists say they like to prevent it rather than treat it.

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