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Heart Disease: It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease

Thirty years ago, articles and advertisements related to the treatment of heart disease focused primarily on men. It was once a generally accepted belief that heart disease is a “man’s disease.” Not anymore. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women […]

Thirty years ago, articles and advertisements related to the treatment of heart disease focused primarily on men. It was once a generally accepted belief that heart disease is a “man’s disease.” Not anymore.

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. And more and more, specialists are turning their attention to women and heart disease.

Among them: Dr. Karla Kurrelmeyer, a cardiologist with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. We talk with her about her work, and about research, trends, factors and warning signs specific to women.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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