Heart disease kills more women than cancer

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of Australian women, costing the health system $3 billion a year, according to a new report. The Hidden Hearts: Cardiovascular Risk and Disease in Australian Women report shows CVD and associated diseases such as diabetes and kidney failure contribute to at least 31,000 deaths of Australian women every year. This is significantly more than the 12,000 deaths attributed to the most common forms of cancer, including breast cancer. More than 3000 women each year will suffer a sudden and fatal heart attack, and of those who survive a heart attack or stroke…
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