Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. While awareness among nurses has increased in recent years, there still exists a need for continued education that will lead to prevention, earlier detection, and better treatment outcomes of heart disease in women. Women are five-times more likely to die from a heart attack than from breast cancer. Furthermore, research indicates that more women than men die from cardiovascular disease each year. This course aims to provide healthcare professionals with important information about the incidence of heart disease in women, its etiology and risk factors. Healthy lifestyle choices are essential to the prevention of heart disease, and topics related to diet, exercise, weight control, and smoking cessation and the latest diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is discussed.