- About 90 percent of women have at least one risk factor for heart disease.
- About 43 million women have heart disease.
- The risk of dying from heart disease is about 10 times that of dying from breast cancer (1 in 3 compared to 1 in 31).
- Perhaps most alarmingly, each year since 1984, heart disease-related deaths have claimed more women's lives than men's.
Yet for years, heart disease and heart attacks were thought to be primarily a men's health issue; little time was dedicated toward better clinical understanding of the disease's implications for women.Read More