Heart disease is caused by a build up of plaque in arteries over many years. You can help reduce this build up by not smoking, engaging in regular exercise and following a healthy eating pattern to include lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, low fat dairy and choosing healthy fats - such as omega 3 fats and olive oil.
Here is a link to info on healthy eating:
For more info on choosing healthy fats follow this link:
It is important to know that when women have a heart attack, they don't always feel the same classic symptoms that men do such as crushing chest pain. Symptoms for women include nausea/vomiting, neck/shoulder/back pain, sweating, lightheadedness, and fatigue. For more follow this link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/HB00040
If you would like to assess your risk of developing heart disease, follow this link to a risk assessment quiz: http://188.8.131.52/hcu/locale/en_US/main_en_US.html
Keep your heart healthy!!