Carrie Fisher's Death Brings Awareness to Heart Disease in Women

Carrie Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, but now her legacy can fall on how her death may make women more aware of the dangers of heart disease.

Fisher died at 60 Tuesday, four days after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Many women believe breast cancer is their biggest health concern, but health professionals say it's heart disease.

USA Today reports more women die from heart disease than from cancer. More than 1 in 3 women are living with cardiovascular disease, some of them don't even know it.

According to WebMD, a greater percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack than men.