Harvard Women's Health Watch

What you may not know about your heart

Cardiovascular disease in women isnít identical to that in men. Understanding the differences can help you prevent or minimize the effects of a heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women, but womenís heart disease hasnít captured the popular imagination the way menís has. Although you can probably recall a movie in which a man collapsed with a heart attack, youíre unlikely to remember a similar scene starring a…

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