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Heart Disease: Symptoms, Causes and Risks

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Not only do women get heart disease, but it remains the number one killer of women.

According to the Mayo Clinic, more women die each year of heart disease than men. The higher death rate may be due in part to unique gender differences in heart disease symptoms and risk factors. While not meant to be an exhaustive list, we’ll take a look at closer look at some of the types of heart disease in women.

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease, sometimes referred to as CHD or simply heart disease, is the most common form of heart disease. Affecting both men and women, CHD is a serious condition which involves a narrowing or blockage of the arteries leading in and out of the heart muscle.

Women generally develop CHD about 10 years later in life on average than men. As the arteries become blocked, blood flow becomes restricted, preventing ...


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