Preventing and Experiencing Ischemic Heart Disease as a Woman: State of the Science

Published: February 29, 2016

Female nurse with female patient
  • IHD affects about 15.5 million Americans aged 20 years and older, the prevalence rate for women is about 5.0% (compared to men with a prevalence rate of about 7.6%).
  • Contributing risk factors for IHD in women include: age, race, genomics, ethnicity, culture, social, lifestyle, and environmental influences.