Cardiovascular disease doesn't discriminate: anyone can be affected. But identifying risk factors and taking preventive action can help women take charge of their heart health.
'Heart disease is the number 1 killer of men and women in Canada,' said Faith Delos-Reyes, program co-ordinator and exercise specialist with the Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women's College Hospital (WCH) in Toronto.
'Heart disease and stroke kill more than seven times as many women as breast cancer,' Delos-Reyes said. 'And in health care we spend about $18.4 billion on heart disease annually.'
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