In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Health Minute", Dr. Connie Mariano discusses a study that suggests that a lack of heart health awareness may contribute to heart related deaths in women.
A new study suggests a lack of heart health awareness may contribute to heart-related deaths in women. I am Dr. Connie Mariano, EmpowHER’s Chief Clinical Officer, and according to the latest survey by the American Heart Association only 57% of women could identify heart disease as a leading cause of death.
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of both women and men. However, women are more likely to die from a stroke, and then from a heart attack.
There are other differences according to the American Heart Association. Women, on average, suffer from heart disease ten years later than men and have a more difficult time recovering from a heart attack.
There is some good news – from 1997 to 2007, we have seen heart-related mortality rates decrease by nearly 30%.
I am Dr. Connie Mariano with what you need to know about heart health.