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4 things you should know about women’s heart health

January 30, 2015

MI occurs in a woman in the United States every 90 seconds, according to the CDC. The good news is that data from the American Heart Association and the CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics suggest there has been a 30% decline in mortality related in CVD in 2014 compared with a decade ago. The bad news is that CVD remains underdetected in women and outcomes are worse for women compared with men.

Cardiology Today presents four things should know about women’s heart health based on recent study results and expert interviews.

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