- 34% fewer women are dying from heart disease.
- Women have deceased their risk, with 15% fewer smoking and 18% less with high cholesterol.
- More gender specific guidelines have been developed.
Still, about one third of adult women have some form of cardiovascular disease. To bring that number down, it is important that doctors and patients communicate about development risk, lifestyle and prevention. Making more people aware of the high prevalence of this disease and the risks can save lives. Please choose to wear red today for this great cause, but remember any day is a good day to spread the word about heart disease!
Resources from the American Heart Association:
AHA Official Go Red For Women Website
10 Big accomplishments in 10 years
About heart disease in women (facts, signs research)
Know your risk