Originally published June 22, 2017

Skewed priorities

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of U.S. women, is not the top health concern for women and doctors, according to a nationwide survey.

45% of women know cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer

40% of routine care includes a heart risk check

39% of primary care doctors make cardiovascular disease a top priority

26% of women find cardiovascular disease embarrassing, assuming risk is solely linked to weight

22% of primary care doctors and 42% of cardiologists feel well-prepared to assess cardiovascular disease risk

Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology