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Cardiovascular disease a major threat to Australian women

A new report discredits the commonly held belief that heart conditions only affect older men. ‘Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia’ has revealed that cardiovascular disease – such as heart attacks, stroke and heart failure – kills more Australian women than any other condition.

Media Release (01/06/10) from Australia. Minister for Health and Ageing

Report (01/06/10) from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare