Women are at just as great of risk for heart disease

Heart disease is a killer that strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.



While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three.

An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.



Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease & stroke.


Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.


The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians. Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men. Each year, about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke.