Heart disease is a woman’s disease
- More women than men die of cardiovascular disease each year.
- Women are less likely than men to receive appropriate treatment after a heart attack.
- Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of women globally, killing more women than all cancers, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
Many women are affected
million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular
disease (CVD), which is disease of the heart and blood vessels.
- More than 2.6 million women have a history of heart attack.
- 30.7% of Mexican-American women have cardiovascular disease.
- 48.9% of African-American women have cardiovascular disease.
Take ownership of your heart disease risk by knowing your numbers.
- Heart disease causes 1 in 3 deaths each year.
- Heart disease and stroke cause 8.6 million deaths among women annually, a third of all deaths in women worldwide.
Updated January 2015