Cardiac Health: Annual Exams Reveal Indicators (Page 11)

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) And while that might surprise many, more startling is the fact that almost 64 percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. According to Jacqueline Hollywood, M.D., cardiologist at Hackensack University Medical Center, once they reach the age of 40, most women have at least one risk factor for heart disease.

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