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- February 13, 2008

Straight from the heart

Women's Heart Health clinic treats gender-specific disease

by Sue Dremann

A middle-aged woman is admitted to the emergency room with chest pains. To everyone's surprise — including her doctor — she's having a heart attack.

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Posted by Carmel dweller
a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I am now going to Dr. Tremmel, and what a relief it is to hear that my problems are not "all in my mind"! It's amazing how little the medical community is aware of this type of heart disease in women. It is belittled by other physicians as not important; only major blockages and heart attacks merit attention. Often, it is then too late.