Information on Women and Heart Disease


Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women although many women continue to think of heart disease as a man’s disease.  Women’s heart attack symptoms can also be quite different from men’s.  It is time to get the word out!  Following are links to some resources specifically about women and heart disease.  Please share.  You never know who’s life  you may save!

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Women’s Heart Center

When it Comes to Heart Disease, Women and Men are Not Equal by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Fight the Lady Killer by The Women’s Heart Alliance, a unique collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Heart Disease in Women by MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Women’s Heart Foundation

Heart Disease Frequently Asked Questions for Women by The National Women’s Health Information Center by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health

The Heart Truth for Women by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Go Red for Women by the American Heart Association

Heart Disease in Women: Understand Symptoms and Risk Factors by the Mayo Clinic

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  1. Joyce Fairman September 18, 2013 Reply

    It is so wonderful to know that women and heart disease has come to the forefront locally, nationally, and globally. Even more, it is important that minority women become more aware of this #1 killer of women.

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