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    Hi there,

    Message from the assistant producer on Operation Transformation

    "we are covering heart disease in women for next weeks programme and looking to talk to a woman who was overweight but survived a heart attack. We really want to highlight what it is to experience a heart attack as it is very different to the symptoms a man would experience.

    Do you happen to know of any lady who survived an attack and who would be a good talker. We really want women to understand how important it is to be aware of heart problems and their health.

    Thanks a million and hope to talk soon,
    Yvonne 01 8641444 / 085 8073003"


    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."

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