Cardiovascular Disease is the top killer among women in the world. In Singapore, one in three women dies of cardiovascular disease yearly. However, many women are still unaware that they are as vulnerable as men to cardiovascular diseases.
Women have specific risk factors of heart disease, in addition to the conventional ones that we are aware of. They tend to have accompanying symptoms when presenting with heart disease, and this may lead to less timely and appropriate care.
Watch the video below by Dr Goh Ping Ping and Dr Chan Wan Xian to learn more on Women’s Health in cardiology.
Also read about heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) where 60% of patients with HFpEF are women, typically post-menopausal.