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