New data has revealed up to 21,200 heart events among women could be prevented if they were treated with both blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering
Unfortunately, heart conditions in women remain under-recognised and under-treated. A common misconception is heart disease only affects older men, but the
reality is cardiovascular disease accounts for one in four female deaths.
If we close the treatment gap, it could spare thousands of Australian women from the physical, emotional and financial toll of a heart attack or stroke. All
high-risk female patients should be getting the right support and ongoing care they need to avoid becoming a heart disease statistic.