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
Findings from this report:
  • In 2012–13 Indigenous women were almost twice as likely as non-Indigenous women to have CVD

  • In 2017–18 an estimated 510,000 Australian women had CVD

  • In 2017–18 37,000 women had heart failure

  • In 2016, 22,200 women died from CVD—or 3 in 10 of all female deaths