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High Blood Pressure

More prevalent as a cause of death in women than men.

For Americans age 20 and older:

  • 31% of Caucasian females have high blood pressure;
  • 45% of African-American females have high blood pressure;
  • 28% of Mexican-American females have high blood pressure;
  • Leading cause of stroke;
  • More widespread when taking oral contraceptives, especially if associated with obesity or advanced age.

Smoking

20 percent of women of American women smoke, putting them at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack.

For Americans age 18 and older:

  • 21% of Caucasian females smoke;
  • 18% of African-American females smoke;
  • 12% of Mexican-American females smoke.

Diabetes

At least 65% of people with diabetes will die from some form of heart or blood vessel disease.

Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates two to four times higher than those adults without diabetes. The risk of stroke is two to four times higher as well.

For Americans age 20 and older:

  • 5% of Caucasian females have been diagnosed with diabetes;
  • 13% of African-American females have been diagnosed with diabetes;
  • 11% of Mexican-American females have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Exercise

Physical inactivity is more common in women than in men.

In a recent study of 72,000 female nurses showed that moderate intensity exercise is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of stroke compared with physical activity performed at a casual pace.

Cholesterol

Starting at 45 years old, a higher percentage of women than men have a cholesterol of 200 mg/dL or higher.

The risk of a heart attack is much higher when the HDL (“good cholesterol”) is low and the LDL (“bad cholesterol”) is elevated.

For Americans age 20 and older:

  • 54% of Caucasian females have high cholesterol;
  • 46% of African-American females have high cholesterol;
  • 45% of Mexican-American females have high cholesterol.

Obesity

For Americans age 20 and older:

  • 57% of Caucasian females have are overweight or obese;
  • 77% of African-American females are overweight or obese;
  • 72% of Mexican-American females are overweight or obese.
Dear Patients and Friends,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, CompleteCare Cardiology, the office of Dr. Randy Kiewe, is closing. Dr. Michael L. Friedman of Long Island Heart Associates has been assigned to be the Custodian of Medical Records. If you need an appointment or if you need to pick up a copy of your records, please call his office at (516) 869-3100. His office is located at 2110 Northern Blvd Suite 207 Manhasset NY 11030.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The staff of CompleteCare Cardiology wish you all good health and we thank you for your kindness, patience, support and understanding.

CompleteCare Cardiology Staff