CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN WOMEN: THE FACTS

@inproceedings{Kurrelmeyer2006CARDIOVASCULARDI,
  title={CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN WOMEN: THE FACTS},
  author={Karla M. Kurrelmeyer},
  year={2006}
}
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women. One of every 2.4 women will die of CVD, and it claims almost 500,000 female lives annually.1 Since women are more likely than men to have sudden death as their initial presenting symptom, early prevention measures are even more important in women to prevent this catastrophic outcome.2 Ironically, more than 50% of women who were surveyed did not know CVD was the leading killer of women, and only 5% identified heart… CONTINUE READING

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