Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man’s disease, almost as many women as men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Women’s heart health is just as important to discuss in detail! Here are the facts about heart disease in order to keep your heart healthy!
“Heart disease” refers to several types of problems that affect women’s heart health. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD). This is when plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries that carry blood to the heart. Over time, this prevents the heart from getting all the blood and oxygen it needs. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) also falls under the heart disease umbrella. CVD includes diseases of the blood vessels, which carry blood to different parts of your body. Types of CVD include coronary artery disease, vascular (peripheral artery) disease, and strokes.
Women’s heart health is a huge problem in our country. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. About 1 in 16 women age 20 and older (6.2%) have coronary heart disease. Unfortunately as of 2016, “women are less likely to receive preventive treatment or guidance, such as lipid-lowering therapy, aspirin, and therapeutic lifestyle changes, than men are at a similar CVD risk”.
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