Heart-stopping truths about heart disease in women
Women: different symptoms, different prognosis
Heart disease is the no 2 killer in Israel with more than 5000 women dying from heart disease, stroke and other vascular disease in 2017 1 2
Heart attacks are responsible for more deaths in women than men, but women are receiving diagnosis and treatment later than men!
It takes the average woman in Israel 59 minutes longer to turn for help than a man while having a heart attack—and 89 minutes longer than a man to get to the ER. 2
A recent Israeli study showed that despite advanced treatments available 1 year mortality from heart attacks has not changed in 2 decades for women! Clearly something has to change to improve outcomes