Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of illness and death among Australian women.
According to the data, in 2016 CVD caused more female deaths than any other disease group.
It is being increasingly recognised that many aspects of CVD prevention, treatment and management are unique to women.
Women presenting with cardiovascular disease are more likely to have non-chest pain related symptoms, hence the diagnosis can often be delayed or missed.
Talk to your GP about a heart health check and remember, prevention is key!