Heart & VascularHeart Health In Women
Heart disease is a major health issue for women.
For some reason, some believe that heart attacks and heart disease strikes mostly men. In fact, heart disease is a major health issue for women. Did you know:
- Heart disease it he number one killer of women in the United States.
- Heart disease is the most common cause of death among women worldwide, and almost twice as many women in the U.S. die of heart and other cardiovascular diseases than all cancers, including cancer of the breast.
- Heart disease strikes younger women, and is the third most common cause of death for women 25 to 44.
- Estrogen loss may increase risk for women, but the American Heart Association says it has not been proven to protect women from heart disease.
- Women are generally less likely to initially receive the same levels of treatment for heart attack symptoms as do men in the United States — partly because symptoms are sometimes of a heart attack are sometimes different in women than in men.
5 myths about heart disease in women
Many people aren’t aware of the risks of heart disease in women. Fortunately, knowing the truth about these common myths allows you to identify early warning signs, get regular checkups and seek proper medical treatment to stay healthy. Here’s five of these common myths busted. Click to read more