Misconception surrounding heart disease and the sexes

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: April 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Many are aware of the dangers facing men who have high blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, smoking and drinking but in reality more women than men suffer from heart disease each year. 3000 more women died as a result of heart and circulatory disease than men and this misconception is causing many to assume all is fine even when the symptoms point to possible heart disease.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  UK Health Forum

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