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One reason some women aren't too concerned about heart disease is that they think it can be "cured" with surgery. This is a myth. For men and women, heart disease is a lifelong condition -- once you get it, you'll always have it. True, procedures such as heart bypass surgery and angioplasty can help blood and oxygen flow to the heart more easily. But the arteries still remain damaged, which means you are more likely to have a heart attack. What's more, the condition of your blood vessels will steadily worsen unless you make changes in your daily habits. Many women become permanently disabled or even die from the complications associated with heart disease. That's why it is so vital to take action to prevent and control this disease.
 
Approaches that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in women include:
 
(Click Preventing Heart Disease for more information.)
 
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