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Women and heart disease

Menopause ups heart disease risk

Most women are well aware of the threat that breast cancer poses, especially as they approach menopause. However, few women know that their risk of heart disease also increases.

Heart disease kills 1 in 3 women

Heart disease accounts for a third of all deaths in women worldwide, and stroke kills more women than men. It's time to take action.

10 heart facts all women should know

Did you know that women experience different heart attack symptoms to men? Check out our list of 10 important heart facts that every woman should know.

All about blood clots

When a blood clot forms in an artery, blocking the blood flow to the heart muscle or the brain, a heart attack or stroke can follow.

Heart risk signs for women

Very few women fear heart disease. To make matters worse, women's symptoms are also often atypical - a situation that can even confuse their doctors.

Early period linked to heart risk

Women who started having menstrual periods before the age of 12 may have a higher risk of developing or dying of heart disease than other women, a new study suggests.

Raw healthcare deal for women

When it comes to heart disease, men and women are treated differently by doctors. This costs the lives of many women, according to Dr Susan Vosloo.

Being heart smart

Simple lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of heart disease, doctors emphasise. And it's never too early to start.

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