Women & Heart Disease

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Cynthia Brown gives firsthand experience as a woman with heart disease.
Air Date: 5/22/18
Duration: 24:12
Host: Lisa Davis
Guest Bio: Cynthia Brown, National Patient Advocate
Cynthia BrownCynthia Brown is a an Author, Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, and National Patient Advocate. Her book, Can You Hear Me Now: or Do I Need to Yell Into Your Stethoscope? is a description of her personal journey in being properly diagnosed with heart disease. 

This book that encourages patients to better advocate for themselves when it comes to their heart, and overall health, as well as encouraging physicians to better listen to their patients with something more than just their stethoscope!
  • Book Title: Can You Hear Me Now: or Do I Need to Yell Into Your Stethoscope?
  • Guest Twitter Account: @cyndiblaw1
Women & Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number-one killer of women. How can you deal with a heart disease diagnosis?

Patient advocate Cynthia Brown didn’t have much information or guidance when she received her diagnosis after a heart attack years ago.

Through self education, Cynthia learned about heart disease and how to advocate for herself. She now educates patients.

Heart attack symptoms include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Radiating chest pain that can be felt in the back
  • Left arm numbness
  • Nausea
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
Learn to speak up for yourself and advocate for your own health. Find a doctor who will listen to you.

Listen as Cynthia joins host Lisa Davis to share her experiences as a woman with heart disease and how to advocate for your health.