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It was only as recently as 1999 that the American Heart Association released the first specific guidelines to prevent heart disease in women. The notion that women’s cardiovascular issues differ from men’s has been getting media attention for less than two decades, so it’s no wonder that health care providers at times feel like they’re playing catch-up to inform women about heart problems and how to reduce risk factors for them.

Some statistics to make your heart sink: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Each year it claims almost 422,000 female lives, actually kills more women than men, and in higher numbers than all types of cancer combined. However, there’s plenty women can do to halt or even reverse heart problems.

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Cardiologist Dr. Denise Zingrone is the Assistant Director of the Women’s Heart Center at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey. Rasa Kaye talks with her about how women can keep their hearts healthy!

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