Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Conditions in Women: Recent Findings

dianagosalvez Diana Gosalvez Prados última modificación 14/02/2011 11:59

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women in the United States. Long thought of as primarily affecting men, we now know that CVD—including heart disease, hypertension, and stroke—also affects a substantial number of women. Experts estimate that one in two women will die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Conditions in Women: Recent Findings. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2010. Available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/womheart.pdf


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