Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Heart Federation, more than 17 million deaths are attributed to CVD each year, a figure that is expected to reach over 23 million per year by 2030.
Of concern, the decline in age-standardized CVD mortality has stalled in the past 5 years compared with the previous 25 years, which may be related to such factors as the increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Women may be at increased risk for CVD morbidity and mortality; in the United States, the death rate from CVD has declined in men but is continuing to increase in women.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali. Fast Five Quiz: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management in Women - Medscape - Dec 14, 2020.