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ST. LOUIS - We're helping you learn more about your heart in the next few weeks because February is heart month.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women, and men.

Here's a sobering fact: a greater percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack compared to men.

Dr. Jennifer Lawton is a Washington University cardiac surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She joined First @ 4 Thursday to talk about heart health.

Click the video player above to hear what she had to say.

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