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Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 things women should know about heart disease

All women face the threat of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Mayo Clinic
cardiologist Dr. Amy Pollak says there are many important things women should know about cardiovascular disease, but here are the top three.

Second know what your numbers are in terms of cholesterol and blood pressure. And if they’re high, take steps to get them under control.

Dr. Pollak adds that nontraditional risk factors, like problems with high blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy, also can make women more likely to get heart disease.

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