It’s not just a man’s disease: more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
Go Red For WomenÂ® is the American Heart Association’s movement to end heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of one in three women each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. To learn more, visit The Go Red for Women website.
FACT: 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
Heart disease and stroke can happen at any age. Are you at risk? Get to know the risk factors and talk to your doctor about your heart health.
FACT: Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.
It’s true, the symptoms of a heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood — even by some physicians. Get to know the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke.
FACT: Most forms of heart disease and stroke can be prevented.
Any age is a good age to adopt heart-healthy habits.