Home > Medical > Heart Health Heart Health All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Men and women at equal risk for mild heart disease A study suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with mild heart disease is similar. Philips defibrillators may fail Energy drinks increase heart strain Implanted heart pump's safety questioned "Fizzy" medicines raise heart attack risk See All Heart Health News » Heart Health Overview Heart disease – the risk factors Angina Heart failure Women and heart disease Stress and heart disease What is a heart attack? Arrhythmia Inherited risk factors Exercise and heart disease How obesity hurts your heart What is Heart Health? Heart disease is the number one killer in South Africa. One in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will have a heart condition before the age of 60. Lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, stress, smoking and an unhealthy diet can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol which subsequently may cause heart disease and heart attacks. It is important to note that heart attack symptoms in men and women can be very different. Whereas the typical heart attack warning sign for men is central chest discomfort or pain which may spread to the neck, shoulder or jaw, women can have far more subtle symptoms. About 43% of women don't experience chest pain but feel extremely tired, nauseous, dizzy and pain in the abdomen or back. 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