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‘Real world’ advice increases awareness of heart disease in women
USA Today

Since guidelines for women were first formally published in 2004, they’ve mostly been based on clinical research findings. The 2011 update considers personal and socioeconomic factors women grapple with as well, in order to help patients and their doctors better understand the risks and take steps to reduce them. “On the patient side, we hope that we can improve women’s awareness about heart disease and improve their ability to make healthy lifestyle choices and take their medication as prescribed,” says co-author and primary care physician Rowena Dolor, an associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.