As a woman, the single most important thing you can do to safeguard your heart health is to educate yourself about your unique risk factors.
Studies show that most women in Canada don’t realize that heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada. In fact, heart disease and stroke kills seven times more women than breast cancer.
Becoming aware of your health profile and learning how to recognize the warning signs of heart disease and stroke will allow you to take preventive action and control your risk factors.
Learn more about heart disease and your risk profile, and find your path to heart health by exploring this section of the website.
What is heart disease and stroke?
Evaluate your risk
Women & heart health
Treatment for heart disease & stroke
Living with heart disease & stroke
Questions to ask your doctor