"Heart disease is not just a man's disease—it kills more women than men."
A woman is 5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than
from breast cancer. Women are less likely than men to receive the
appropriate treatment after a heart attack and are more likely than men
to die in the first year after a heart attack. Despite these facts,
surveys have shown that primary care physicians are generally unaware of
such gender disparities in diagnosing and treating this disease.
Download the fact sheet on the leading causes of death in American women.
Learn the signs of a heart attack:
Take charge of your health:
Heart Disease 101:
||Women and Heart Disease – a patient resource guide published by WomenHeart. This interactive online workbook
provides educational resources and support as you learn about
cardiovascular disease and the impact it has on overall health. The
workbook includes videos, print tools, and an audio version of the
written text. [en español, Las mujeres y la enfermedad cardíaca]|