NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Though one in three women in this country has some form of heart disease, women are still not receiving the same in-hospital treatment that men do for heart attacks and as a result, may be more likely to die.
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This disparity in care is a big concern. For example, women are 14% less likely than men to be treated with aspirin following a heart attack. Now more than ever, women need to understand their risk factors for heart disease - which include age, a family history, smoking, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, increased LDL cholesterol and diabetes - and advocate for their own heart health.
Bayer Healthcare LLC, the maker's of Bayer(R) Aspirin and WomenHeart, the nation's only national organization dedicated solely to promoting women's heart health, have teamed up to create this page to provide information, inspiration and hope to the hundreds of thousands of women living with heart disease, their families and friends. By providing you with the tools you need, you can change the course of your health by being smarter, empowered and Strong @Heart.
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