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Angina and Women

Did you know that angina -- chest pain that occurs when the heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen -- affects more women than men?

Many people believe angina to be a "man's disease." Yet angina actually affects more women than men (13.9% versus 9.4%), and it is most widespread among women who are black (5.2%) or Mexican-American (4.6%).

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