Why More Women Die Of Heart Attacks Then Men

Do you take care of your family? Goes without saying.

Do you take care of your home? Of course.

Do you take care of your heart? Probably not.

Most women think of heart issues as a Man problem. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth.

In fact heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Killing 1 out of every 3 people, men and women equally.

heart disease by age and gender
women heart attacks vs men

In fact, you can see from the above chart from the CDC that even as young as 45, the amount of women with heart disease is almost equal to the amount of men and by the age of 55, men and women have an equal risk.

Although what is more discouraging is that more women die from heart attacks then men.

23% of women die within their first year of having a heart attack, vs only 18% of men.

And 47% of women die within five years of having their first heart attack, vs only 36% of men.