Some sobering statistics for women...
We often associate heart disease and heart attacks with middle aged or older men. But in fact, heart disease kills almost as many women as men and is the single biggest killer of Australian women.
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- An Australian woman dies from heart disease every hour
- Heart disease is a factor in one in every four deaths of Australian women
- In the last 10 years, heart disease has been responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 women in Australia
It is commonly believed that heart disease mainly affects men, however cardiovascular disease will affect one in three Australian women.
It is the leading cause of death for women in Australia. Heart disease is responsible for the deaths of more women than all cancers combined.