Heart disease is the number 1 killer in women. Yet, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat! Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 when they are experience signs of a heart attack because women’s symptoms vary and often not thought to be related to a heart attack.
Here are some more unsettling facts:
Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen.
The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood.
While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.