I don't know anything about the woman. The only thing my friend had said was that the woman had been the person everyone went to when they needed something done. This tells me this was one busy lady.
But what were the factors that put her at risk? Let's examine a few below:
Does she smoke?
Is she overweight?
Does she do a sedintary type of job?
Does she have a family history of heart disease?
Was her cholesterol high?
Is she stressed?
These are just a few of the risk factors that face women. And actually, women in general are at a higher risk than men right now for heart disease. I'll touch on more about heart disease when my book is closer to it's launch date. My hero, Dr. Stone Lassiter is a heart surgeon, so I wanted to go over heart disease in deeper depth here on my blog.
If you're a woman and have any of the risk factors above, be sure and check with your doctor to see how you can decrease your risk of heart attack. Or, check out the American Heart Association's website for further information.