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Why Women of Color May Face Higher Risks for Heart Disease
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Statistics show that about 68% of white women know that heart disease is the leading killer of women, compared to only 31% of black women and 29% of Hispanic women.  Dr. Jennifer Mieres of North Shore - LIJHealth System and author of Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas, helps us understand why women of color have greater challenges when it comes to heart disease. 

Also, check out our Patient Resource Guide on Women and Heart Disease, produced in collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart.
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