The facts are clear. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t as easy to see. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.

The truth is: our lives are in our hands. We can stop our No. 1 killer together by sharing the truth. We can be the difference between life and death.

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WHY TAKE ACTION?

o        More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.

o        While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, one in three dies of cardiovascular disease.

o        Currently, some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat.

o        Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

o        Only 43 percent of African American women and 44 percent of Hispanic women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk, compared with 60 percent of white women.

o        In women, heart disease is too often a silent killer – less than a third of women in a recent survey reported any early warning signs such as chest pain or discomfort before a heart attack, compared with most men.

o        Only slightly more than half of women are likely to call 911 if experiencing symptoms. And yet, 79 percent of women said that they would call 911 if someone else was having a heart attack.

 

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