Nine Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  1. Does my physician have special training in women's heart disease?
  2. What are my risk factors for heart disease, and what can I do to lower my risk?
  3. What are the warning signs of heart disease or heart attack?
  4. What should I know about the effects of menopause on my health?
  5. What is my blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index?
  6. What is the best way for me to quit smoking?
  7. Are my risk factors for heart disease the same as or different from those for stroke?
  8. What is the latest information on low-dose aspirin for heart-attack prevention and treatment?
  9. If I experience any symptoms that I think could be heart related such as indigestion, fatigue, shortness of breath, or chest pain, what steps do I need to take?