GP puts her heart into checkups

Now she is urging other GPs to be more aware of coronary heart disease (CHD) as a significant cause of death among women. 

Three years ago, at the insistence of her husband, Dr Emanuel went for a heart check. Despite her mother undergoing a quadruple bypass aged 41, she had not been assessed before. 

After an abnormal ECG and a positive stress test, she was diagnosed with stage B heart failure and cardiomyopathy. 

“When a patient comes in now,

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