Your heart tells you many things – when you’re in love, hurt or afraid – but it may not let you know you have heart disease.
Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill over 500,000 women each year – about one death a minute. That’s more lives than are claimed by the next seven causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as claimed by all forms of cancer, including breast cancer. Yet misconceptions still exist that cardiovascular disease is not a real problem for women.
Heart disease is still viewed by many as a man’s disease, but it usually kills more women than men each year. It’s essential for all women to educate themselves about this disease and to take steps to live a more heart healthy lifestyle.