Dr Susan Jamieson speaks to South China Morning Post on why heart attacks are a leading cause of death in women, and why many women are unaware of the higher risks they face.
According to the World Health Organisation, seven times more women die of heart disease than breast cancer. Healthcare provider Siemens Healthineers Global concludes that heart disease and stroke account for almost half of all female deaths in China: 43.9 per cent. The Singapore Heart Foundation warns that heart disease has no geographic, gender or socio-economic boundaries, and nine out of 10 women exhibit at least one risk factor for heart disease.
So why are women so susceptible to this silent killer? What are those risks? And how does it feel to suffer a heart attack?
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Why heart attacks are leading cause of death in women