Facts About Heart Disease in Women
There are many questions surrounding women’s cardiovascular health, like: What causes cardiovascular disease in women? What is the survival rate? And do 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! The good news is that many heart diseases are preventable, and if not, they are treatable. The important thing is to stay proactive and aware of the clear signs of a possible heart condition by paying attention to shortness of breath, rapid heartbeats, chest discomfort, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
For more direction on how to care for a healthy heart, check out these resources:
- What is the Mediterranean Diet?
- The American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations
- The Facts about Women and Heart Disease
- Risk Factors
- 7 Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle