About Heart Disease in Women...More than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. The first facts you need to know are very serious: Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
Go Red For Women inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives. United, we are working to improve the health of all women.
Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.
There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. In this section, we’ll arm you with the facts and dispel some myths – because the truth can no longer be ignored.
Heart Disease In Women Can Be Different: We’re dispelling the vast amount of misinformation about heart disease and its symptoms in women. For example,heart attack symptoms in women can be different than what men experience. Chest pain is often not a symptom for women, but jaw pain can be.
Thanks to my guest Dr. Krystal Young of Huntington Hospital...for more info on what you can do to lower your risk/learn the signs of heart disease & stroke, click here: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en