Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Someone dies from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes in Canada.
You might be at risk for heart disease if you have any of the following conditions:
- Dyslipidemia (high or low cholesterol)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Family History of Heart Disease
- Smoking History
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sleep Disorder
- Physical Inactivity
- History of Gestational Diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
- History of Gestational Hypertension (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
The BC Women’s Heart Program for Women provides cardiac care for women who are at risk of developing heart disease.
For more information on heart disease and stroke, visit Health Canada.