To mark Heart Health Month, NHS Inform has launched a new page to raise awareness about heart disease in women.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for women in Scotland. Yet, it is often thought of as a disease that impacts men. To mark National Heart Month, the Scottish Government has launched a new page on NHS Inform focusing on women’s heart health.
The new page aims to raise awareness about the signs of a heart attack and other heart conditions, and increase understanding about when to seek medical attention. The web page also contains information about heart conditions that predominantly affect women, including takotsubo cardiomyopathy, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), and microvascular angina.
The campaign is part of a wider piece of work to build a comprehensive women’s health platform on NHS Inform. This forms part of the Scottish Government’s work to develop a Women’s Health Plan for Scotland to reduce inequalities for women and girls.