Heart disease and heart attacks often are associated with men. Not many people realize the number one killer among females is heart disease.
This may be due in part to the fact that when compared to men under 55, women under 55 are less likely to have heart attacks. But, when they do, women are more likely to have medical problems, poorer physical and mental functioning, more chest pain and a poorer quality of life in the month leading up to their heart attack.
In fact, here are a few alarming statistics regarding women and heart disease:
- Cardiovascular disease and stroke kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds, and an estimated 44 million U.S. women are afflicted with cardiovascular diseases.
- 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
- Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.
- 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education.
- Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.
- The symptoms of a heart attack can be different in women than men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.
This month, you can make a difference for all women who have suffered from heart disease by attending The Third Annual Red Dress Gala, a Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association, at:
The Steakhouse & Lodge
March 5th, 2016
5:30-6:30 pm Social hour
6:30 pm Dinner with program and awards to follow
Six outstanding women in the Hayward area will be honored, and funds raised through the elegant evening event will support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in Hayward, CA. The campaign inspires women to take control of their health and future now through local support and events to raise awareness.
Bay Ram Collision Center
20531 Mission Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm M-F; 9 am – 1 pm