Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is among the cardiovascular diseases that affect the heart and blood vessel system. According to the National Institutes of Health, heart disease is the top killer among women in the United States, with 1 in 4 women will dying from the disease. In 2009, the disease was responsible for killing 292,188 women. Who is At…

Understanding Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is usually genetic, meaning it runs in families. This condition affects 1 out of every 500 adults; however, anyone at any age can develop this cardiovascular disease. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle thickens; making the heart’s four chambers smaller. The reduction in size leads to stiffening of the…