Heart disease – it is the #1 killer of women in America. Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 American women’s deaths each year. Breast cancer takes 1 in 31 American women’s lives each year. In spite of these numbers, many women live more in fear of breast cancer striking than heart disease. Both are important women’s health issues; both deserve the time and attention of all women. Be in the know about heart disease and women. Know the warning signs, know the risk factors, and know how to stay healthy. Heart disease is not just a man’s disease; it is not just for “old” people; it does not occur just in frail or inactive people. Get the facts.
- Silent Heart Attack: Symptoms, Risks
- Common Myths
- Heart Disease Statistics at a Glance
- Statistical Fact Sheet 2013
- Facts about Heart Disease in Women
- Women and Heart Disease
- More resources on Heart Health
What are you doing to take care of your heart?