Warning Signs & Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke

Heart attack and stroke are life-or-death emergencies — every second counts. If you think you or someone you’re with has any symptoms of heart attack or stroke, call 911 immediately.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.

African American women are disproportionately affected by heart disease, leading the death rate regardless of age.

Hispanic women are 38 percent more likely than all other racial groups to take preventative action for their families when it comes to heart health, but completely ignore their own health in the process.

American Heart Association: Go Red for Women