Myth Busters

The question that asks if you can identify the facts or myths of women's heart disease

Heart disease and stroke are responsible for the death of 1 in 3 women.

- The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011 Stroke Report

37% of Canadian women perceive breast cancer to be the greatest health problem, compared to 13% for heart disease.

- Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada
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Heart disease and stroke kill seven times as many women as breast cancer.

- Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada

Heart attacks and strokes are responsible for twice as many deaths in women as all cancers combined.

- World Heart Federation
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Overall, 42% of women who have a heart attack die within one year compared to 24% men.

- World Heart Federation
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Approximately ­­­64% of women that die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention