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Noel Bairey Merz:
The single biggest health threat women face

TEDxWomen 2011 · 15:59 · Filmed Dec 2011
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Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face
15:59 · Filmed December 2011 at TEDxWomen 2011 · Subtitles available in 28 languages

Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health — including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed). (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)

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C. Noel Bairey Merz is director of the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, where she is a professor of medicine. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxWomen 2011, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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