A screening for plaque in the coronary arteries.
Heart disease affects millions of women in the United States and is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Small problems with the cardiovascular system can quickly progress into big issues when ignored. It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease early in order to control the problems and prevent further damage.
Your everyday choices play critical roles in your heart's health, including:
High blood pressure during and after pregnancy
Monitoring your blood pressure is an important part of perinatal care.
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) during and after pregnancy can pose various risks for you and your baby. High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, which is why it is important to attend all of your pre- and postnatal care visits. If it is determined that you are at risk, talk to your health care provider about the best ways to manage your blood pressure.
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