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Heart disease, No. 1 killer, can sneak up on women
USA Today

Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss. It’s part of a puzzling gender gap: Women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men. They’re more likely to die in the year after a first heart attack. In fact, more than 40 percent of women still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 female killer. One in 30 women’s deaths in 2007 was from breast cancer, compared to about 1 in 3 from cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.

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