Risks & signs
Half of women who have a heart attack have their symptoms go unrecognized.
Knowing the signs will save lives.
Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death in women. But nearly 40% of Canadians don’t know that. We need to increase awareness of the risks and symptoms specific to women. Educating healthcare professionals is just as crucial.
Learn the signs of heart attack and stroke.
You could save a woman’s life.
Pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness
Shortness of breath
Upper body discomfort
Neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back
Help raise awareness to beat health inequity.
More ways to protect yourself
Learn about women and heart disease
Learn about women and stroke
Stroke disproportionately impacts women. Find out why and how you can reduce your risk.