Treatment for heart disease & stroke

Important new advances have been made in the treatment of stroke and heart disease. New treatments are saving lives and preventing or reducing some of the devastating health effects for stroke and heart attack survivors.

Unfortunately, many women ignore, or are unaware of, the symptoms of heart disease and stroke. As a result, they delay seeking life-saving treatments that can prevent these diseases or reduce the damage to their health caused by these diseases.

Yet it’s especially important for women to be proactive in seeking treatment, because many health professionals still underestimate women’s risk of heart disease and stroke, which means that they are less likely to initiate a discussion about treatment options.

STROKE TREATMENT

The good news is that Canadian researchers are finding that women may actually benefit more than men from new stroke treatments. Since stroke treatments need to be administered within hours of a person experiencing symptoms, recognizing the early signs of stroke is crucial. The Heart and Stroke Foundation website provides information on the medications and surgeries available to treat stroke on the Heart and Stroke Foundation website.

HEART DISEASE TREATMENT

There are many different types of treatment available for heart disease, including a range of medications and surgeries.

Many treatments are targeted at specific conditions, such as angina (heart pain that signals reduced blood and oxygen to the region), high cholesterol, high blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms. Find out about the treatments available for heart disease on the Heart and Stroke Foundation website. You can also talk to your doctor about the options.