Male and Female Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke: 5 Things to Know

Compared to men, women remain dangerously underdiagnosed and undertreated for cardiovascular disease (CVD]) as I recently reported in a scientific update to healthcare providers. One factor is the lingering myth among women and even doctors that CVD mainly affects men. In a recent survey, 43% of women were unaware that CVD is their no. 1 health threat, killing ten times …