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Heart disease can affect just about anyone. While it was once widely and mistakenly considered a man’s disease, since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. According to Harvard Medical School, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 65, just as it’s the leading killer of men. Myths abound with regard to heart disease and heart attack risk. One such myth that prevails is that a person who has heart disease should avoid all exercise. However, cardiologists advise that physical activity can help to strengthen the heart, which will improve blood flow to the brain and internal organs. Those who want to exercise should speak with their doctors about which types of exercise are right for them. In the interim, begin with some low-intensity walking, as this is usually a safe, low-impact way to improve personal health.

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diseases, such as stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) and rheumatic heart disease. One reason some women aren’t too concerned February is American Heart Month. It was about heart disease is that they think it can be originally declared in 1964 by President Lyndon “cured” with surgery or medication. Johnson to help people become aware of the many This is a myth. Heart disease is a lifelong ways to improve their cardiovascular health. condition: Once you get it, you’ll always have it. The month’s outreach on heart health raises True, procedures such as bypass surgery and awareness of the No. 1 disease that affects both men percutaneous coronary intervention can help blood and women. It is especially important for women to be aware of and oxygen flow to the heart more easily. But the arteries remain damaged, which means their heart health because heart attacks symptoms you are more likely to have a heart attack. are much different than men. What’s more, the condition of your blood vessels Jefferson Healthcare Foundation is hosting its second annual WellHearts luncheon Friday, Feb. 3, for will steadily worsen unless you make changes in your daily habits. women. Many women die of complications from heart More information can be found at www.Jefferson disease, or become permanently disabled. HealthcareFoundation.org. That’s why it is so vital to take action to prevent and control this disease. WHAT IS HEART DISEASE? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute describes coronary heart disease — often simply called HEART ATTACKS AND WOMEN According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood heart disease — as the main form of heart disease. Institute, heart disease kills one out of four women in It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart the United States. that can lead to heart attack. More women than men die within a year of having A heart attack happens when an artery becomes a heart attack. This may happen because women blocked, preventing oxygen and nutrients from are generally older than men when they suffer heart getting to the heart. attacks. Heart disease is one of several cardiovascular

Also, women don’t respond as well as men to the treatments usually prescribed during or after a heart attack. For many women, a heart attack might feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other sign that is easy to ignore instead of crushing chest pain. When women do go to the hospital, health care providers might miss the diagnosis of heart attack because the symptoms are not clear. Without a definite diagnosis, a woman may be sent home thinking that her symptoms don’t mean anything serious.  Studies confirm that heart disease may differ in women in ways that health care providers might not realize. Heart disease in many women doesn’t occur from obvious blockages in arteries as it does in men. Instead, for women, plaque often spreads evenly along the artery wall or in the smaller arteries. These areas are hidden from an angiogram, the standard imaging test that measures blood flow in the big arteries.


In women with this problem, which is called coronary microvascular syndrome, blood flow to the heart falls dangerously low. HEART continued on Page 4 >>


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But women don’t often feel the “elephant-on-the-chest” pain that takes place when large arteries shut down. Instead, they might have subtle symptoms. They might feel pressure or squeezing or shortness of breath. Symptoms may even pop up elsewhere in the body, such as the jaw. (This symptom of jaw pain can also appear in men having a heart attack.) Many women with this disease may continue to have symptoms and become sicker. They might be at an increased risk for heart attack within five years. Some experts suggest that changes in hormones connected to aging or inflammation may explain why women’s smaller blood vessels don’t work as well. The stage for heart disease is set before menopause by factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, extra weight (especially around the waist) and smoking. All of these factors play a part in plaque buildup.


The Krames Health Library (available free at www.Jefferson Healthcare.org) says the risk of heart attack and stroke increases with age. That’s especially true after menopause. But you should start protecting yourself from heart disease early.


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Quit smoking Smokers have more than twice the risk for heart attack than do nonsmokers. The chemicals in cigarettes can shrink coronary arteries, making it tough for blood to circulate. Smoking can also cause the lining of blood vessels to become stickier, increasing blood clots and causing a stroke. Get active Strive for at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity five days a week. Exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease. It can raise your good cholesterol and lower your bad cholesterol. about your cholesterol and blood pressure and have both checked. The higher either of them is, the greater your risk for heart disease or heart attack. A blood test can tell you: •  Your total cholesterol •  LDL (“bad”) cholesterol •  HDL (“good”) cholesterol •  Triglycerides, another form of fat in the blood But your cholesterol is only part of it. Your health care provider will look at your medical history.

He or she also will ask about your family history of heart disease. This information will help assess your personal risk for the disease. For some women, heart disease is preventable. The following lifestyle changes can help women lower their risk for it.

Maintain a healthy weight By losing weight, you’ll lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. You also will be less likely to develop diabetes. Even losing 5 percent to 10 percent of

Change your fats Change the fats in your diet. Avoid butter and other saturated fats. Instead use liquid margarine, tub margarine, olive oil and canola oil. But use them sparingly because all fats are high in calories. Each type of fat contains roughly 100 calories per tablespoon. Too much dietary fat of any kind can lead to weight gain. Also limit the following: •  Full-fat dairy products •  Fatty meats HEART continued on Page 5 >>

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The hardest-working muscle in your body is your heart, according to the Library of Science’s Mysteries series. It pumps out 2 ounces of blood at every heartbeat, adding up to at least 2,500 gallons daily. The heart has the ability to beat over 3 billion times in a person’s life.

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During a heart checkup, your doctor takes a careful look at your “numbers,” including your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your blood pressure

Olympic Medical Center offers a free and confidential risk assessment tool online to help you assess your cardiovascular health and identify lifestyle or medical conditions that might lead to the development of heart disease. The assessment takes about 7 minutes to complete. At the end of the test, you will receive a comprehensive personal health report. HeartAware also will help you take action to reduce your level of risk from heart disease as well as inform you of the cardiac services available through Olympic Medical Center. For more information or to take the free risk assessment, visit www.olympicmedical.org and look for HealthAware under the Health Resources tab.

and more. Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and mark the progress you’re making toward a healthier you. To get a quick overview of numbers you need to know and the goals you need to reach, visit www.tinyurl.com/ hk6uedh. •  Obesity: Have your body mass index (BMI) calculated to screen

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Talk to your physician about your level of risk. If you have, or are at risk for, heart disease or diabetes, Olympic Medical Heart Center in Port Angeles will help you on your path to wellness. Olympic Medical Heart Center’s — Olympic Medical Center cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to provide you with one-on-one guidance. They closely monitor your heart and for obesity. lungs and work with your physician to •  Lipid profile, (LDL, HDLcreate reachable goals to improve your cholesterol): Have your cholesterol health.  checked regularly starting at age 35. If As a team, they counsel patients in you are younger than 35, talk to your doctor about checking your cholesterol if developing a healthy fitness level and appropriate eating habits, as well as you smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure, or if you have heart disease in maintaining a healthy weight. If your physician determines a visit your family. •  High blood pressure: Have your to a specialist such as a cardiologist or pulmonologist is in order, please ask to blood pressure checked at least every be referred to one of Olympic Medical year. The goal for blood pressure should be Heart Center’s specialists.



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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women. Proper heart health requires we evaluate risk factors that may contribute to heart disease and participate in activities that lead to a healthier lifestyle, including proper exercise and nutrition, smoking cessation and techniques to lower stress. The most important thing you can do for your heart is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Live tobacco-free, be physically active, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight and, when appropriate, take preventive medicines as your doctor recommends. Also, be sure to get your recommended screening tests. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. Talk to your physician about which tests apply to you and when and how often you should be tested.

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Fiber up Soluble fiber helps reduce LDL cholesterol. Oatmeal, whole-grain bread and other whole-grain foods are excellent sources of this nutrient. Adults should have 6 to 9 ounces of grains per day. Half of this amount should be whole grains. Drink alcohol only in moderation Women should limit alcohol to no more than one drink per day — that’s equivalent to 12 ounces of beer, 4 to 5 ounces of wine or 11/2 ounces of 80-proof spirits.

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Controlling heart disease is as simple as controlling what comes in and out of your kitchen. Roughly half of all Americans suffer from high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both are major risk factors for heart disease, and reforming your diet is one of the best ways to keep them from getting out of hand. Here are three ways to start:


Leave any product listing “partially hydrogenated oils” as an ingredient at the store. They’re the main source of cholesterol-boosting trans fats, but Nutrition Facts labels can list a product as trans-fat-free if it contains less than 0.5 grams.


Keep your salt intake below 2,400 milligrams per day, and avoid sugary beverages and processed foods. Studies are finding that sugars added to processed foods could be worse for your heart than salt.


Fatty fish, which are rich in hearthealthy omega-3 fatty acids, lean meats and anything with fiber — grains, beans, lentils, peas, fruits and vegetables — can help lower cholesterol levels. Vegetables high in potassium, such as spinach and squash, are particularly helpful in lowering blood pressure.

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Heart Healthy Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Indian Chicken Serve this tender spice-packed chicken over brown rice or with whole-wheat pita bread or naan. Serves 6. 249 calories per serving 1 g saturated fat per serving 321 mg sodium per serving INGREDIENTS 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes 2 tbsp garam masala 2 tbsp mild curry powder 2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tbsp water 3 tbsp cornstarch (divided) 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup fat-free, plain yogurt 2 tbsp dried cilantro, to garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. Into the bowl of a slow cooker, add canned tomatoes, garam masala, curry powder, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. 2. In a small bowl, make a cornstarch slurry by adding 3 tablespoons water to 2 tablespoons cornstarch.

Stir vigorously until the cornstarch is dissolved. Stir slurry into the tomato mixture. 3. Add chicken into the slow cooker, making sure the chicken is halfway covered in the tomato mixture. 4. Cover with lid and cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. 5. When chicken is fully cooked, turn off the heat. In a small bowl, stir in remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch into the yogurt. Stir mixture into the slow cooker. Top with cilantro, if desired, and serve. — American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart Program

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Lifestyle changes can help control your heart health These lifestyle changes will put you on the path to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Reach and keep a healthy weight. You’ll reduce three key risk factors: blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes risk. For apple-shaped women, losing spare-tire fat is vital. Belly fat is linked to higher levels of triglycerides, a blood fat that raises your risk for heart disease. Trim saturated fat and salt from your menu. When you can, trade butter for canola or olive oil. Swap red meat for seafood, a good source of omega-3 fats that help reduce triglycerides, clotting and blood pressure. Move more.  Exercising at a moderate to high intensity for at least 30 minutes five days a week can lower your blood pressure. It also can strengthen your heart, decrease

stress and lower weight. Quit smoking. Smoking is the most common risk factor for women. It triples your heart attack risk. It may take a few tries to quit. You may need to address your addiction by using a patch or chewing gum. You also may need to change your behavior. For example, try munching on a carrot when cravings strike. De-stress daily. Visit a friend. Light candles and listen to mood music. Take a yoga class. Putting yourself on your “to-do” list and finding ways to defuse stress will help slow your breathing and heart rate, as you lower your blood pressure. — Jefferson Healthcare

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When hearts need a tuneup Your pulse is racing, you’re dizzy, your heart is fluttering or it’s difficult to breathe. If you aren’t lovestruck, your heart might be trying to tell you something.


You may be having an arrhythmia — a rapid, sluggish or erratic heartbeat caused by faults in the electrical system that regulates the heart’s pumping. Risk factors for irregular heart rhythm include heart attack, congenital heart defects, infections that harm the heart and certain chronic conditions, such as heart failure, high blood pressure and diabetes. Arrhythmias are most common among seniors.

“Most of the arrhythmias I treat are age-related,” said Dr. Robert Gipe, internal medicine physician and heart rhythm management specialist at Olympic Medical Heart Center. “They are the result of the heart’s electrical generator, the nerves that conduct signals throughout the muscle, becoming worn-out over time or manifesting signs of damage due to past illnesses.”


When the rhythm runs amok, it can feel like the heart is working overtime or taking every other beat off. Other symptoms may include light-headedness, exhaustion, fainting and shortness of breath. A high-speed, inconsistent

heartbeat could be a sign of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia. Don’t put arrhythmia symptoms on your to-do list to investigate when you get around to it. Irregular rhythms can lead to more serious cardiovascular problems if left untreated. Medication, a procedure to eliminate the source of the arrhythmia or a rhythmregulating device may bring your beat and quality of life back into balance. If you experience symptoms of arrhythmia, speak with your primary care physician about a referral to a heart rhythm specialist for diagnostic testing. — Olympic Medical Center

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Heed these symptoms If you have to sit down after you clear the dishes, a heart attack could be in your near future. Unshakable fatigue and sleeplessness appear to be early warning signs of a woman’s heart attack. Other symptoms include: •  Shortness of breath (very common in women) • Nausea •  Uncomfortable chest pressure (instead of chest pain, which is a more typical symptom for men, although it may still occur in women) •  Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms If you have these symptoms, especially if they last more than 5 minutes, call 9-1-1. Jefferson Healthcare Cardiology Services include: • EKG • ECHO •  Ambulatory monitor •  Stress ECG with treadmill belt •  Cardiac rehabilitation •  Anticoagulation services — Jefferson Healthcare

Signs of a Heart Attack According to the American Heart Association, the following are some of the symptoms that may indicate a heart attack: •  Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.   •  Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. •  Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.   •  Other signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness.   — Jefferson Healthcare

Love Your Heart, Whatever Your Age Healthy eating and physical activity are keys to preventing disease. However, you should be doing specific things to care for your heart based on your age.


: Get ahead of the curve with regular wellness exams. Find and maintain a relationship with a primary care physician. If you smoke, quit.

30s: Learn your family medical history. Manage stress with exercise or some other enjoyable activity. 40s: Adjust your eating and exercise habits for your slowing metabolism. Check your blood sugar level for

Type 2 diabetes risk.


: Become familiar with the warning signs of a stroke and heart attack. Yearly physicals and recommended screenings are a must. — Olympic Medical Center

Know Your Risk Factors Risk factors for heart disease can be divided into those that suggest a major risk and those that lead to an increased risk. Major risk factors are: •  High blood pressure •  High blood cholesterol • Diabetes •  Obesity or being overweight • Smoking •  Physical inactivity • Heredity • Age Factors that could lead to an increased risk include stress and excessive alcohol consumption. Starting at age 20, women should know their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. One red flag is a high level of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which clogs arteries, and a low level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, which clears arteries. Knowing your risk factors is vital. Once you know your risk factors, you can learn whether you’re at high, intermediate or low risk for heart disease. Then you can set goals and work with your health care provider to reach them. — Jefferson Healthcare



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According to the American Red Cross, an ambulance can take eight to 12 minutes to arrive after a 9-1-1 call. Learning first aid and preparing for emergencies when every second counts can be a lifesaver. BASIC LIFE-SAVING

The Red Cross offers classes in assessing and responding to both pediatric and adult emergencies, with or without the use of an automated external defibrillator. A first-aid class with cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction can teach you: •  How to treat burns and cuts, or stabilize someone with head or neck injuries until emergency responders arrive. •  How to revive someone who is having problems breathing or is experiencing a heart attack. •  How to revive a child or infant who is choking but hasn’t lost consciousness. To schedule a first-aid class, call the American Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or

champions of health February is Heart Health Month Let Heart Health Month be a reminder that you should schedule your well heart check up. Access to vital health care service should start where you live, and at Jefferson Healthcare we do all cardiac services in house. We’ve elevated the quality of care through the adoption of best practices and rigorous attention to detail. Talk to your Jefferson Healthcare provider to schedule your appointment. Stress Testing Echo EKG Ambulatory Monitoring Cardiac Rehab Anti-Coagulation Services


Extensive training is not necessary to provide basic, lifesaving CPR during a medical emergency. Hands-only CPR can deliver necessary assistance until emergency responders arrive. The simple technique does not involve mouth-to-mouth breathing and is performed in two steps: 1. Call 9-1-1. 2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Visit www.handsonlycpr.org to learn how you can save a life.

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Heart Attacks: Women vs. Men WOMEN: •  Chest pressure •  Pressure or pain in the upper abdomen •  Jaw pain or upper back pressure •  Shortness of breath, extreme fatigue • Anxiety

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The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation invites women to the second annual WellHearts Luncheon at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., Port Townsend, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 (also National Wear Red Day). The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Judy Gayne, who is an internal medicine physician at Jefferson Healthcare’s Family Medicine Clinic. Dr. Gayne is board-certified in internal medicine and will speak on women and heart disease. Dr. Karen Forbes, a Jefferson Healthcare hospitalist and newly appointed Cardiac Diagnostic Services medical director will be the event’s emcee. She has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. The WellHearts Luncheon is part of the campaign to educate and raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women. “We want women of our community to know they are in charge of their health,” said Judy Tordini, RN, Jefferson Healthcare Cardiology Program director and president of the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation. “Through education, awareness and understanding the meaning behind their health screening numbers, they can make lifestyle changes that will help them live longer and stronger.” Early sponsors of the luncheon include Kristin Manwaring Insurance, Holley Carlson Coldwell Banker Real Estate and First Federal bank.


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include a healthy lunch prepared by Jefferson Healthcare’s executive chef, Arran Stark. There will be information tables about heart health, and each attendee will receive a goodie bag to take home. To purchase tickets, sponsor a table or make a donation, contact Kate Burke at kburke@jeffersonhealthcare.org or call 360-385-2200, ext. 2014, to reserve a spot. Last year’s event sold out. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Attendees are encouraged to wear red.


Women make up more than half of Jefferson County’s population, but did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year? While heart disease risk begins to rise in middle age, heart disease develops over time and can start at a young age, even in the teen years. It’s never too early or too late to take action to prevent and control the risk factors for heart disease. Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women that heart disease is their No. 1 killer, most women fail to make the connection between heart disease risk factors and their personal risk of developing the disease. Studies show that only one in five women believes heart disease is her greatest health threat. This disease is largely preventable but kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. These are the facts and ones that

can be changed through effective prevention programs and education on healthy eating, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Jefferson Healthcare Foundation is

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Olympic Medical Heart Center continues to grow, meet the community’s need In 2016, Olympic Medical Heart Center welcomed a fourth cardiologist and expanded services and clinical testing capabilities as it continues to offer vital cardiology services for the community. Robert Henson, M.D., FACC, joined in late 2016, and the Heart Center now has four cardiologists. Along with cardiology consults, Olympic Medical Heart Centers local offerings include: •  Heart disease management

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