Heart disease used to be considered a man’s disease, but that is no longer the case. Heart disease is the number one killer of women over 35 years old worldwide, accounting for more deaths every year than all cancers combined. Learn about some of the ways heart disease is different for women compared to men by watching this video.
Men and women have the same traditional risk factors for heart disease, but some of these risk factors are more likely to result in a heart event in women and some are more common in women. Women also have some unique risk factors that men don’t have (such as having high blood pressure in pregnancy). Learn about risk factors that are more common or unique in women by watching the video.
The following videos will help you learn more about the women-specific risk factors for heart disease:
Women with Heart Online webinar series
Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre
Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
Learn about the heart conditions that occur in women more often than in men. Find out how you can take control of your physical and mental health.
Heart Health For Women By Women video series
Certain conditions, such as menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome, only develop in women. Other conditions such as osteoporosis (a weakening of your bones), are far more likely to develop in women than in men. The conditions listed below are common in women and can have a negative effect on your heart health. Learn how you can help prevent and manage these conditions.
Watch the videos below to learn more about treating heart disease.
Ask Dr Oh video series
Cardiac College Learn Online webinar series