Facts About Heart Disease in Women…

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  • One-third of all deaths in women globally are from heart disease.
  • In the U.S. 435,000 women suffer from heart attacks annually.
  • 42% of all women who have heart attacks die within a year after.
  • Heart attacks kill six times as many women as breast cancer.
  • Women who smoke suffer from heart attacks on an average of 19 years earlier than women who do not smoke.
  • 8 million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease.

Heart disease is a serious issue in the U.S. and around the world.  It is important to know if you are at risk of heart disease by knowing your family history, monitoring your diet and exercise, and paying attention to early symptoms.

Learn more about heart disease and how you can prevent it at the American Heart Association’s special site for women called Go Red For Women.  You can also join in an awarenss campaign and let other people know about the increasing dangers of heart disease in women.

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