Even Active Women at Risk for Rare Heart Condition

It has become a growing trend for many young professionals, particularly women to go to the gym before heading to work. A recent study shows some may be at risk of a rare heart condition which, if not properly diagnosed and treated, could be fatal.

It has become a growing trend for many young professionals, particularly women to go to the gym before heading to work. A recent study shows some may be at risk of a rare heart condition which, if not properly diagnosed and treated, could be fatal.

Malissa Wood, MD, and Sahar Naderi, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital discussed research they did on the condition and how it can be taken care of before a fatal event. Wood said it was a "somewhat rare form of heart attack," where the blood vessel splits open instead of the event being cause by a blockage. She called it a "spontaneous dissection."