February 16, 2012

Matters of the Heart: What to Ask Your MD


The little things you do in everyday life are crucial to reducing your heart-disease risk. Your doctor also plays an important part… Nearly a third of women didn’t know what heart-health questions to ask their doctor, and 45% didn’t even bring up the topic. “Discuss the risks that are most relevant to your age, environment, lifestyle and family history,” says Sharonne N. Hayes, MD, director of the Women’s Heart Clinic at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “These questions are door openers. By having the conversation, you can get a referral to a specialist if necessary.”

Woman’s Day, by Stacey Colino,  02/15/2012

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Tags: Cardiology, heart disease, heart-health questions, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Sharonne N. Hayes, Women's Health, Women's Heart Clinic

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