Home > Medical > Heart Health > Women and heart disease Women and heart disease 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 Menopause ups heart disease risk Most women are well aware of the threat that breast cancer poses, especially as they approach menopause. However, few women know that their risk of heart disease also increases. Heart disease kills 1 in 3 women Heart disease accounts for a third of all deaths in women worldwide, and stroke kills more women than men. It's time to take action. 10 heart facts all women should know Did you know that women experience different heart attack symptoms to men? Check out our list of 10 important heart facts that every woman should know. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart All about blood clots When a blood clot forms in an artery, blocking the blood flow to the heart muscle or the brain, a heart attack or stroke can follow. Heart risk signs for women Very few women fear heart disease. To make matters worse, women's symptoms are also often atypical - a situation that can even confuse their doctors. Women and heart disease It's not widely known that heart disease kills six times more women than breast cancer. Early period linked to heart risk Women who started having menstrual periods before the age of 12 may have a higher risk of developing or dying of heart disease than other women, a new study suggests. Raw healthcare deal for women When it comes to heart disease, men and women are treated differently by doctors. This costs the lives of many women, according to Dr Susan Vosloo. Being heart smart Simple lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of heart disease, doctors emphasise. And it's never too early to start. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!