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St. Rose emphasizes women's heart health

Jeanne Burmester, St. Rose physician assistant, examines patient Aimee Wangberg. February is American Heart Month and St. Rose is educating patients and the public about women’s heart health.

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A man clutches his chest and sweat pours from every pore in his face. He then falls to the floor.

That is the common image that comes to mind of a man suffering a heart attack.

But if it is a woman, the symptoms can be very different, said Dr. Jean Pringle, M.D., whose practice is located at Great Bend Internists. GBI is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family.

"Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States," Dr. Pringle said. "Women and their families need to familiarize themselves with the typical and ...

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