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Heart disease is the most common serious health issue among both men and women in the U.S., but it doesn't affect them the same way. Some heart conditions are more likely to happen in women, and symptoms of others can be different for the two genders. We (WebMD's senior medical director Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy and medical editor Dr. Neha Pathak, preventive cardiologist/expert in women and heart disease Dr. Gina Lundberg, and interventional cardiologist Dr. Michael Rutledge) are here to answer your questions. Ask Us Anything. We will begin answering questions at 11am ET.
More information about SCAD: https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20190320/mysterious-scad-heart-attack-strikes-younger-women
More on Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy: https://www.webmd.com/arefa-cassoobhoy
More on Dr. Neha Pathak: https://www.webmd.com/neha-pathak-md
More on Dr. Gina Lundberg: https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/physicians/l/lundberg-gina.html
More on Dr. Michael Rutledge: http://atlantaheartassociates.com/dr-michael-rutledge-md/
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