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The Heart Disease Fandango And How Women Were Affected

Posted on November 26th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

FEW FIELDS IN MEDICINE HAVE changed with the lightning speed of either sports medicine, or the key one: cardiology. In the not-so-distant past, doctors had only a stethoscope to listen to the beat and rhythm of a heart and make a diagnosis. Thirty years ago, though, everything changed: We learned how to thread catheters through blood vessels and take pictures of the heart while it was beating. As a result, we could watch the blood course from chamber to chamber, through the lungs, and to the rest of the body.

Take heart if you were misdiagnosed with Heart Disease. Many women were!

Take heart if you were misdiagnosed with Heart Disease. Many women were!

But every invasive procedure invites risks, and soon there was a call for safer techniques. Ultrasound, or echocardiography, in which sound waves are bounced off the heart, is one of the tools that have revolutionized the way we view the heart,

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