Considering that about five times as many women will die from
heart attacks than from breast cancer, cardiac screening should
feature prominently on our list of health concerns. Screening
EKGs or other routine imaging tests are not recommended for women
who do not have heart disease risk factors, such as diabetes,
high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or smoking. Women
who are at a higher risk for heart disease should visit a doctor
to determine whether they need further testing.
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