Gender matters: Heart disease risk in women – Harvard Health Publications

March 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Gender matters: Heart disease risk in women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women — and one of the most preventable. Research is giving us insights into how we can control our risk.

We’ve come a long way since the days when a woman’s worry over heart disease centered exclusively on its threat to the men in her life. We now know it’s not just a man’s problem. Every year, coronary heart disease, the single biggest cause of death in the United States, claims women and men in nearly equal numbers, totaling about 500,000 lives. More than 6.5 million women have some form of it. Of those who survive a heart attack, 46% will be disabled by heart failure within six

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