Report calls for better understanding of heart disease in women

07/5/2011 | Yahoo!

A new report from the Society for Women's Health Research and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease says too little progress has been made in understanding gender differences in heart risk. Women are at greater risk of death than men in the year after a heart attack, and standard tests can miss signs of cardiac disease in women. "A woman's heart is her major health threat, and everyone who takes care of a woman has to realize that," says cardiologist Dr. Nanette Wenger of Emory University, a co-author of the report.

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