The idea that women are less susceptible to heart disease than men is widespread—and far from the truth.
Heart & Vascular Care Success Stories
When Kim Hogerson became manager of emergency services at Saddleback Memorial, she never dreamed that she would end up in the ER herself.
On a typical Sunday for Alicia Townsend-Fenick took her 16-month-old identical twins for a five-mile stroller-walk, made a quick trip to the grocery store, watched football and agonized over the situation in Haiti.
In less time than it takes for a typical lunch break, individuals at risk for coronary artery disease can learn their probability of having a heart attack—in time to do something about it.
About half a million Americans undergo coronary bypass surgery annually.