Franklin N. Campagna, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursGeneral Physicians
237 Linwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Independent Health
- MVP Health Plan
- United Healthcare
What are some common heart diseases?
Carolinas HealthCare System answeredCommon diseases of the heart include coronary artery disease (artery blockage), heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart failure. One in three Americans have or will develop one of these forms of heart disease.
Does the incidence of heart disease differ for the LGBT population?
SAGE answeredHeart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., can affect anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. While heart disease was once thought of as a “man’s disease,” clinical studies and research have show that people from all walks of life can be at risk for heart disease. This means that having regular medical checkups that test blood pressure and cholesterol levels are important for all adults.
According to the available research, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults are especially vulnerable to heart disease due to poorer health outcomes. Studies have shown that LGBT people are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to be overweight, exercise less and have poorer diets, putting them at a heightened risk for developing heart disease and further diminishing their overall fitness levels.
How common is heart disease among women?
Carolinas HealthCare System answered
Women make up more than 50% of the total heart disease population in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, far outpacing breast cancer.
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