The care that women receive for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related outcomes lag behind those of men, despite the fact that more women have died from CVD each year for decades. RAND senior sociologist Chloe Bird and cardiologists Tamara Horwich and Karol Watson explain CVD within the context of women's health, outlining possible solutions for improving quality of care. Finally, two heart disease survivors who have become patient advocates share their personal experiences.

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