Focus On Family: Facts on heart health

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Dr. Philip Krause, a cardiologist with NorthShore University HealthSystem

  • 1 in every 5 female deaths in the United States is due to heart disease
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States
  • About 1 in 16 women age 20 and older have coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease

5 risks for heart disease:

  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
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