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Cardiovascular disease has usually been thought of as a "male" disease, but it is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
Researchers say that women experience cardiovascular disease differently than men, especially coronary heart disease. It may have different symptoms, and onset tends to occur later in life. Because of these differences, women are often less likely to be referred for testing for heart disease. Women must therefore be more assertive in seeking appropriate care.
Source: American Heart Association