"Cardiologist, Survivors Talk With CBS'2 Kristine Johnson On Realities Of Heart Disease"
Rebecca Trahan and Melissa Dimmick are united as survivors of nearly fatal heart disease. According to their doctor, Maya Barghash, MD, assistant professor of medicine and cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Women are by nature nurturing and by nature don’t want to put themselves first. They always want to take care of everyone around them. It’s very common for women to wait longer in general and have a longer time to get diagnosed.” She added, “Almost half of the time in terms of heart attacks, women don’t feel the crushing pain.”
— Maya Barghash, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai