Heart disease now top cause of death in women worldwide

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Experts are calling for urgent action to tackle cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among women across the world.

Conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels – such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke – are responsible for 35 per cent of deaths among women globally each year.

A report published in The Lancet journal that’s led by the Mount Sinai Medical Centre says women are under-represented in clinical trials and action is needed urgently to tackle inequalities in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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