Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Tips
Women have a higher lifetime risk for stroke than men
Did you know cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year? Approximately one woman dies every 80 seconds from cardiovascular disease, which affects an estimated 44 million women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association.
Women actually have a higher lifetime risk for stroke than men, and fewer women than men survive their first heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack in women can be different than what men, experience potentially leading to a delay or an incorrect diagnosis. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both African-American and Hispanic women in the U.S.
The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular events and strokes can be prevented by making lifestyle changes and by increasing education about cardiovascular disease.
Learn more at goredforwomen.org.