The heart attack gender gap [infographic]
Posted on 12 September 2019
Heart attacks affect both men and women, but because much of the research in SA has focused on men, women might not know their risk profile – or the early warning signs.
“Up to 80% of premature deaths before the age of 60 can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle,” says Professor Pamela Naidoo, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA. “This is why we want South Africans to be mindful of their lifestyle choices and aware of the impact those choices have on heart health. By reinforcing good habits, like getting active and eating balanced meals, we aim to firstly prevent future incidence of heart disease, and secondly educate South Africans on how to save a life.”
During September, National Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, visit a participating Mediclinic for free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Find your nearest screening centre here.
Read more about heart and stroke health here…