A woman suffers a heart attack every 100 seconds in the United States.1 Yet according to an American Heart Association survey, one in every three women said they would not call 911 if they thought they were having a heart attack, and few were aware of the most common heart attack symptoms besides chest pain.2
The Make the Call. Don't Miss a Beat. campaign from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health empowers women and their families to learn the seven most common signs of a heart attack and to call 911 as soon as symptoms arise.
- Benjamin, E.J., Blaha, M.J., Chiuve, S.E., Cushman, M., Das, S.R. Deo, R., et al. (2017). Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2017 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association. Circulation; 135:e146-e603.
- American Heart Association. (2016). FACTS – Cardiovascular Disease: Women's No. 1 Health Threat.