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Heart failure in women still No. 1 killer
San Diego Union-Tribune

In recent years, the message that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women has reached the public loud and clear.

One in three women succumb to heart disease each year, and while public education has largely focused on heart attacks and strokes, heart failure also has a sizable impact, affecting more than 2.5 million women and serving as the leading reason for hospitalization in women over 65.

Its prevalence is rising as women live longer and more often survive the precursors to heart failure.