Many women, (60% of those polled in a recent Gallup survey), believe that the biggest threat to their health is some form of cancer, usually breast cancer. But in actuality, heart attacks or strokes kill twice as many women as all forms of cancer combined. In recent years, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease in the United States, over 250,000 women each year.
"It is important for women to take the risk of heart disease seriously," says internal medicine physician, Susan Inscore, M.D. "There is an exponential rise in the incidence of the disease after menopause; in later years women have the same risk as men."