Posted: Jul 17, 2011 1:00 AM by Dr. Anya Winslow
Updated: Jul 17, 2011 9:37 PM
Many may think heart disease is a "man's disease" or perceive it as an "older woman's disease," but numbers are showing us otherwise.
- The number one killer of women and men in the U.S.
- Women account for nearly fifty percent of heart disease deaths.
- Two-thirds of women who die suddenly of heart attack had no prior symptoms.
- More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
- It's the number one killer of women twenty and older.
One local woman, who didn't think she was a risk until a blockage in her heart almost ended her life at an early age, shares her story tonight with KOAA at 5:30.