Know Your Risks

Women’s hearts are different from men’s – so are their risks, symptoms and outcomes. Too few of us are aware of these dangers.

Act now – #getHeartChecked.

Use our guides to remind you of the numbers you need to know and questions to ask your doctor about women’s heart disease:

  • Record and monitor your risk numbers.
  • Know the Red Flag symptoms of an immediate female heart attack. Carry them with you – and can act if you need to.
  • Tell 5 friends to do the same.

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About Us

Once believed to be a ‘man’s disease’, heart disease now kills more women than men, and more women than all cancers combined. 42% of women heart attack survivors suffer a second attack and die within a year of the first; and 46% become disabled, living in chronic pain and poor health. The cost to the Canadian economy more than $22 billion annually.

Contact Us

Victoria General Hospital Foundation
2340 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA, R3T 2E8
Tel: (204) 477-3513
Email: foundation@vgh.mb.ca
Web: TheVicFoundation.ca
Charitable Registration #119284099 RR0001