Heart Disease in Women

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Two women are walking together, knowing that healthy habits can help them avoid heart disease.

While heart disease is often considered a man’s disease, it doesn't discriminate. It's the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

Yet, many women may not be aware that heart disease is as big of concern for them as it is for the men in their lives. An estimated one in four women will die from some form of heart disease, and they often have unique risk factors and symptoms.

At Yale Medicine, an interdisciplinary team of doctors and experts is devoted exclusively to women’s cardiovascular health. Their goal is to empower women to know their risks, take steps to protect their hearts, seek treatment when needed and live their healthiest lives.