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Cardiovascular Disease in Women
How Nurses Can Promote Awareness and Prevention
Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2013
© 2013 AWHONN
Nursing for Women's Health
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 63–68, February/March 2013
How to Cite
MORAN, B. and WALSH, T. (2013), Cardiovascular Disease in Women. Nursing for Women's Health, 17: 63–68. doi: 10.1111/1751-486X.12008
- Issue online: 11 FEB 2013
- Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2013
- cardiovascular disease;
- heart disease;
- women's health
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death of women in the U.S. and Canada. Experts estimate that one in two U.S. women will die of heart disease or stroke compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer. Risk factors for CVD include hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.