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Women and Heart Disease

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Heart disease is often thought of as a men’s health issue, but the truth is that more women die from this condition every year. In fact, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. All women are at risk for heart disease, and the risk increases as they get older. In their late 50s—about 10 years after menopause—the incidence of heart disease among women surpasses men.

A healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet, regular exercise, quitting smoking, and properly managing diabetes and cholesterol are steps you should take to keep your heart as healthy as possible.

UAB Heart and Vascular Services provides specialized, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art care for women with heart disease.

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