Heart Disease Facts
Heart attacks kill more American women than any other disease.
Women account for almost half of the 500,000 heart attack deaths
each year in the United States.
One in 26 women will die from breast cancer; one of two women
will die from cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease has
claimed the lives of more women than men every year since 1984.
Men have more heart attacks than women and often have them earlier
in life, but women have less of a chance to survive a heart attack.
Forty-four percent of women will die within one year of having
a heart attack, compared with 27 percent of men.
Controllable Risk Factors
Elevated lipid levels
High blood pressure
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
Sex (male gender)
from the American Heart Association.
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