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National Heart Month: Women Most At Risk For Heart Disease

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National Heart Month: Women Most At Risk For Heart Disease

Heart Attack Signs In Women

• Center of chest pain or pressure

• Back, neck, jaw, stomach pain or arm aches

• Shortness of breath

• Nausea or vomiting

• Cold sweat

Heart disease is still the number one killer of women in the United States. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association.

More than one in three women will die of heart disease this year, according to the Heart Association.

"Heart attack symptoms can present very differently in women — sometimes it's very subtle things such as fatigue or decrease exercise tolerance," Pam Taub, a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at UC San Diego Health Systems, told KPBS Evening Edition on Friday.

But there are plenty of ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, such as exercising regularly and learning to manage your stress.

For more information or to learn about warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest, go to the American Heart Association's website.

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