FOX4: Heart Attacks Rising in Young Women

February 28, 2019

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, and a recent study found the risk of heart attacks is increasing in young women.

Shanta Griffin was 32 years old when she suffered a heart attack at work last November. 

"SCAD, or spontaneous coronary artery dissection, is the number one cause of heart attack in women under the age of 50," said Dr. Tracy Stevens, a cardiologist and medical director for Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center. "This is no longer a rare condition."

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