1 in 3 women are affected by heart disease in the United States, and nearly 44 million American women are living with heart disease. Even though cardiovascular disease is quite prevalent in women, only 1 in 5 women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health risk.
While we have made great strides in reducing cardiovascular death rates in women over the last 20 years, we still must continue to educate and advocate for women of all ages.
Heart disease does not discriminate. The risk factors for heart disease are the same in both men and women:Smoking-Diabetes-High Cholesterol-High Blood Pressure-Family History of Heart Disease-Obesity.
Get screened today!
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.