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Carrie Fisher's death puts spotlight on women's heart disease

December 27, 2016 10:03 PM
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Carrie Fisher's death puts spotlight on women's heart disease

Actress Carrie Fisher became a victim Tuesday of a threat to women that's bigger than cancer: Heart disease.

Cancer does kill a lot of women. Four of every 10 women who die between ages 45 and 64 die of cancer. But more than 1 in 3 women — 43 million — are living with cardiovascular disease, many without knowing it.

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