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Since the media places so much emphasis on reporting about breast cancer, many women may not realize that they are at greater risk of dying from heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women? It results in twice as many deaths in the US than all types of cancers combined, including breast cancer. Another important factor to be aware of is that heart disease can be difficult to diagnose in women and symptoms can often present up to 10 years later and it doesn’t always present the same way that it does in men. Some basic facts: Heart or cardiovascular disease affects the blood vessels that deliver blood and oxygen to the