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Date:2/2/2009

le changes such as weight loss and increased exercise, as well as cost-effective prevention strategies like taking a doctor-recommended low-dose aspirin can help achieve these goals.

Despite the growing problem of CVD in the U.S., and the current clinical guideline recommendations, a growing body of evidence suggests that low-dose aspirin is significantly underutilized in individuals who could benefit from its use. In fact, a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that aspirin is greatly underutilized, with 43% of increased-risk respondents admitting they do not take aspirin regularly.(vi)

About WomenHeart

WomenHeart is the nations' only national organization solely dedicated to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. A nonprofit advocacy organization, WomenHeart is a community of women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. For more information about WomenHeart, visit www.womenheart.org.

(i) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leading Causes of Death in Females- United States, 2004

http://www.cdc.gov/Women/lcod.htm

(ii) Jneid H, Fonarow G, Cannon C, et al. Sex Differences in Medical Care and Early Death After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. December 8, 2008. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.789800v1

(iii) American Heart Association. Women and Cardiovascular Disease Statistics. http://
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