Specializes in RN, BSN, CWCN. Has 21 years experience.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, with some statics showing it kills as many as 1 in 5 women. Despite these scary numbers, only about ½ of women recognize heart disease as the number one killer. Heart disease is 16x more frequent in women than breast cancer. Women must learn to recognize the symptoms of heart disease and act quickly.