Women and Heart Health
Dr. Kami Banks, MD, MPH
COVID-19 and Your Heart
If you’re having symptoms of a stroke or a heart attack, call 911.

Texas Health is proud to join the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease as a Healthy for Good™ sponsor. Our involvement with the American Heart Association includes educating women on heart health awareness. Through outreach and education efforts of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women® initiative, specifically, about 300 fewer women in the U.S. die from heart disease and stroke each day.

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
You might think you know what a heart attack looks like, but heart attacks don’t always stick to the script as seen in movies and on TV. And symptoms of a heart attack are often different in a man versus a woman.
Women: Stay Ahead of Heart Disease
Heart disease claims the life of 1 in 3 women over the age of 20 each year in the United States. Find out how you can stay ahead of heart disease.
Men: Help The Women in Your Life Stay Ahead of Heart Disease
Heart disease symptoms don’t always look the same for men and women. Learn more so you can help the women in your life stay ahead of heart disease.
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How Old is Your Heart?
Understanding your heart age can go a long way towards your overall health. Our assessment is a simple, 5-minute online tool to determine your heart age and potential risk factors.
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Stroke in Women
Many people are surprised to learn how great a danger strokes pose to women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in five women in the U.S. – that’s 20 percent – will have a stroke. Nearly 60 percent of stroke deaths are in women, and stroke deaths are twice that of breast cancer.
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Women and Heart Disease: Get the Facts.
According to the American Heart Association, about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases can be prevented. Learn the facts about heart disease to find out how you can take steps to prevent it.
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Find Heart and Vascular Care Today
A heart and vascular specialist on the medical staff at a Texas Health hospital can help you be young at heart for years to come.
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