Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Heart Disease in Women

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True or False: Each year in the US, more women than men die from coronary heart disease.

  • True
  • False

Answer:  True
In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women of all ages. While the average age at which a woman suffers a heart attack is about 70, each year more than 30,000 women under the age of 55 have heart attacks. The most common heart attack symptom in women is chest pain. In every year since 1984, more American men than women have died from coronary heart disease.