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Joanne M. Foody, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., followed closely by stroke at No. 3. Together, they claim nearly half a million lives each year, or one life each minute. Statistically speaking, women are more likely to die from CVD than anything else. They also are more likely to die from CVD than men.