Women are twice as likely to die of coronary heart disease, the main cause of heart attack, as breast cancer in the UK. Yet it is still not always seen as a woman’s problem. Make sure you know what could put you at risk and how to spot the signs of a heart attack.Get the facts
Over a ten-year period more than 8,200 women died needlessly following a heart attack. They could have been saved if they had received the same quality of care as men. We've pulled together the evidence in a new briefing, 'Bias and Biology', that sets out the scale of the problem.Learn about the heart attack gender gap
A BHF-funded study has shown that even with improved diagnosis of heart attacks for women using a sex-specific blood test, women were half as likely as men to receive recommended heart attack treatments.
Stark inequalities in awareness, diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks are needlessly killing women in the UK. The BHF wants to end the perception that heart attack is a male disease, and is encouraging women to empower themselves by understanding their heart attack risk and the symptoms.
Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, according to BHF-funded research. The findings question a medical myth that women tend to experience unusual or ‘atypical’ symptoms, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal careRead about our myth-busting research