Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of illness and death among Australian women.
Recent data indicate that over half a million Australian women have 1 or more heart, stroke and vascular diseases, and that CVD is the cause of almost one-third of all deaths among women.
Aspects of CVD prevention and treatment are unique to women, and these gender differences are increasingly being recognised.
- ISBN: 978-1-76054-548-2
- Cat. no: CDK 10
- Pages: 12
In 2017–18 an estimated 510,000 Australian women had CVD
In 2016, 22,200 women died from CVD—or 3 in 10 of all female deaths
In 2012–13 Indigenous women were almost twice as likely as non-Indigenous women to have CVD
In 2017–18 37,000 women had heart failure