Women and Heart Disease Statistics

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How many women will die of a heart attack this year alone?

Women and Heart Disease Statistics

Every day, another woman becomes a fatal statistic to heart disease. Here are some quick facts about heart disease and its effect on women:

-Heart disease is the number one killer of women.

-8 million women in the United States have some form of heart disease.

-Every 34 seconds a woman dies from a heart related disease.

-Women who have reached menopause are two to three more times likely to develop coronary artery disease than those who have not reached menopause.

-6 million women in the United States have had a heart attack or experienced angina.

-31,837 women each year die from congestive heart failure.

-Heart disease takes more lives than the next eight on list for top killers of women, including breast cancer.

-267,000 women will die from a heart attack this year.

-Women who smoke have a chance of having a heart attack 19 years before women who do not smoke.

   

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