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Equal Opportunity Killer

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In recent years, medical science has focused much attention on the particular impact of heart disease
on women. Historically, heart disease was thought of as a predominantly male disease. Today, heart
disease has become an equal opportunity killer.

The statistics are clear. Of all females aged 45-64, one in seven suffers some form of heart disease.
(Of the same aged males, one in six suffers.) In the year 1990, 51.6% of total deaths due to
cardiovascular disease were female patients.

Learn more about the effect of heart disease on women. Each of the following publications explores
different aspects of the problem.

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