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Conn. hospital opens cardiac care center for women

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (AP) -

The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain has opened a cardiac care center for women.

Cardiologist Heather Swales, director of the new Women's Heart Wellness Center, says heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.

Swales says three of the most common cardiovascular conditions affecting women are coronary artery disease, which is hardening or narrowing of the arteries; heart failure, which is decreased ability of the heart to pump blood effectively; and high blood pressure.

The hospital also will provide a monthly support network for women with heart disease.

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