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Heart Disease: Are women now more at risk than men?

Nasiff Cardiocard Mobile

A recent article released by Nasiff notes the increasing risk of heart disease in older women when compared to men of similar age. In particular:

“Statistics from 2009 show that breast cancer was directly related to the deaths of 40,467 women in the US, while heart disease accounted for 292,188 women. Moreover, the rate of heart disease in women under the age of 55 is rising year on year, despite overall reductions in the total number of people nationwide dying from the disease.”

While healthy eating and regular exercise is important, regular doctors office visits and a greater understanding of the risks of heart disease are equally important. Regular checkups and monitoring of vital signs, including blood pressure and cardiopulmonary health are important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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