Heart attack information for women
Although women often think of heart attack as something that affects mainly men, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Every 90 seconds, a woman in the United States has a heart attack.
Did you know?
Women having a heart attack wait longer before seeking help than men do—one reason women tend to do worse after a heart attack than men.
The good news is that if you seek help quickly, treatment can save your life and prevent permanent damage to your heart muscle. Treatment works best if given within 1 hour of when heart attack symptoms begin.