It’s not just Valentines day this Friday but it’s a day to wear read to educate women on the facts around heart disease and heart health. Who do you love and need to share the facts of heart disease with so they know the symptoms?
Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in women in the U.S. More women die from heart disease than men. There were 299,578 deaths in 2017 or about in 5 deaths in women are caused by heart disease. About 1 in 16 women age 20 and older (6.2%) have coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease:4
About 1 in 16 white women (6.1%), black women (6.5%), and Hispanic women (6%)
About 1 in 30 Asian women (3.2%)
To educate yourself and your loved ones on what can be done to improve these odds check out these resources: