Saturday 20th July 2024

    TradeBriefs Editorial

    From the Editor's Desk

    It’s time for a heart-to-heart about women’s cardiovascular health, unique risk factors and symptoms

    Cardiovascular disease — also called heart disease — is a condition affecting the heart and blood vessels, and is the leading cause of death among women worldwide. In fact, a women dies of heart disease every 20 minutes in Canada.

    Although cardiovascular disease is often considered a disease of men, women are more likely to die from a heart attack when compared with men. This fact often surprises women and even their health-care providers. Many women are not aware that heart disease is a significant health threat to them, but the reality is that five times as many women die from heart disease as breast cancer.

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