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In this Health Check podcast episode on women and the threat of cardiovascular disease, ST's Joyce Teo speaks with Professor Carolyn Lam (pictured), a senior consultant at the Department of Cardiology and the director of Women’s Heart Health at the National Heart Centre Singapore. PHOTO: NATIONAL HEART CENTRE SINGAPOREThis episode tackles the often underestimated risk of cardiovascular disease in women, and how the symptoms of this disease can differ in women.
https://omny.fm/shows/health-check-1/why-women-should-protect-their-hearts-health-checkST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo hosts Professor Carolyn Lam, a senior consultant at the Department of Cardiology and the director of Women’s Heart Health at the National Heart Centre Singapore.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women and is responsible for 35 per cent of deaths in women yearly. Studies have also shown that heart disease is deadlier in women than in men, and can affect women of all ages, and particularly after menopause.
In the Lancet Women and Cardiovascular Disease Commission published in mid-May, clinicians called for urgent action to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in women.This global report is curated by 17 leading expert ambassadors from 11 countries, and one of the Lancet Ambassadors for Women’s Heart Health in this prestigious study is Professor Lam herself, who is also the sole representative from Asia.
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