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 medications!
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.
Could you be at risk? Use the Heart Foundation’s Heart Age Calculator to find out: https://fal.cn/3hIIf
We also offer Healthy Heart Checks for patients aged between 45-74 years of age.