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In this week’s episode of the #CodaPodcast, Gemma Figtree – a Cardiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital and Professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney – discusses the profound inequality of gender issues.

She talks about how lots of people don’t recognise that heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the world – about ten times that of breast cancer. Despite advances in medicine, she explains that the stats are only going up and, that while most women think they will die of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease remains the biggest killer, and includes both heart attacks and strokes.

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