Women and Heart Disease: What Women Need to Know
- VHL HealthSheet #87051_VA
Women may be surprised to learn heart disease is the biggest threat to their health—even more so than breast cancer. And the same factors that put women at risk of a heart attack also increase their chances of stroke and other health problems. If your heart’s in trouble, your body may send you warning signs. It’s up to you to notice these and talk to your healthcare provider about them.