Happy hearts: top heart health tips for women – Alfred Health

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Dr Monique Watts is encouraging more women to pay attention to their heart health
There’s no better day to consider matters of the heart than Valentine’s Day.
Dr Monique Watts, Head of The Alfred’s Women’s Heart Clinic, says when it comes to heart health, it’s particularly important for women to pay attention.
“Most women aren’t aware of their risk of heart disease,” Dr Watts said.
“Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide, and too often is under recognised and under treated.”
Dr Watts said that while women with families or busy work lives may find it tempting to put their own health needs to the side, there are some simple habits that can be factored into your day to help protect your heart:
Top tips for heart health for women
The Alfred’s Women’s Heart Clinic offers a streamlined service to assist timely diagnosis and specialist management of cardiac conditions more frequently seen in women while promoting healthy lifestyle and the prevention of heart disease for all Australian women.
Stephanie Carson
Public Affairs 
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E: s.carson@alfred.org.au
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