Breast cancer kills one in 31 American women annually, but 1 in three American women will die of heart disease.
In fact, heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.
“Women actually die more often than men do when they have a heart attack,” said Linda Hunter, chief nursing officer at Spring View Hospital.
Yet, to many people, heart disease is considered more of a men’s issue. That’s part of the reason the American Heart Association has been trying to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease to women.