Women's Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, but many do not consider heart disease their biggest health threat. In fact, breast cancer and other types of cancers usually top the list of women's health concerns, despite the fact that women are 70 percent more likely to die from heart disease than any form of cancer. Why? Lack of knowledge of heart disease and its risk factors.

How much do you know about heart disease? Take this interactive quiz to find out.

Women and Heart Disease Quiz

1. One out of every five women has some form of cardiovascular disease.
True: False:

2. Coronary heart disease is the fifth most common cause of death for females in the United States.
True: False:

3. In the United States, cancer claims more lives of women than cardiovascular diseases.
True: False:

4. Approximately 5 percent of females under 55 die of coronary heart disease.
True: False:

5. More women die within a year following a heart attack than men.
True: False:

6. Death rates from cardiovascular disease are higher for African-American females than for Caucasian females.
True: False:

Consult with your primary care physician to learn more about your risk of heart disease. If you dont have a primary care physician, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or go to Find a Doctor. To learn more about heart disease and cardiac care at Sharp, go to the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence.

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Because every patient's symptoms and medical history are unique, Sharp.com cannot offer personalized diagnosis and treatment advice. Please consult your physician for further information.