Most Women Are at Elevated Risk for Heart Attack

Learn your risk factors, and then take steps to prevent a cardiovascular catastrophe.


We used to think that coronary artery disease (CAD), the disease that leads to heart attack, was a man’s problem. We now know it affects women, as well. In 2020 (the most recent year statistics are available) CAD took the lives of more than 314,000 women and 383,000 men in the United States.

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