Oct 12, 2021 - Podcasts

Heart disease among women

Here’s a shocking statistic: Within five years of a heart attack, nearly half of women will die compared to 36% of men, according to the American Heart Association. Researchers are discovering a strong link between psychological stress and heart disease, concerning cardiologists who have seen an increase in stress among women during the pandemic.

Axios Re:Cap talks with Axios’ health care reporter Marisa Fernandez on how heart disease disproportionately impacts women and how the pandemic has made things even worse.

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