7 Things Women Need to Know About Heart Disease Now

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Here are seven things you need to know to lower your risk of heart disease (8 Photos)

Juhie Bhatia on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:07PM

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7 Things Women Need to Know About Heart Disease Now

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Many women are scared about getting breast cancer, often unaware of a much larger threat to their health: heart disease. It’s the number-one killer of American women, while breast cancer is number six, according to Centers for Disease Control. On average, one woman in the U.S. dies every 90 seconds from heart disease.

The condition affects women differently than men, too, as women may have different risk factors and symptoms. You can protect yourself from this killer, but you’ll first need to arm yourself with these surprising facts about women and heart disease.

Reviewed by: Kerry Prewitt, M.D., FACC

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