February is National Heart Awareness Month
Did You Know?
1. Heart Disease is the leading cause of Death for Women in the U.S.
2. The conditions and choices that can put a person at risk for heart disease include diabetes, overweight, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use.
3. Symptoms of heart disease include heart attack, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke.
Wear Red throughout the month to show your support for Heart Awareness Month.
Red was chosen as a "confidence booster" that makes you feel more Powerful, says the American Heart Association.
Prevalence: • Worldwide, 8.6 million women die from heart disease each year, accounting for a third of all deaths in women. Three million women die from stroke each year. Stroke accounts for more deaths among women than men (11% vs 8.4%) with additional risk for CHD unique to women related to oral contraceptive use in combination with smoking. • 8 million women in the US are currently living with heart disease; 35,000 are under the age of 65. Four million suffer from angina. • 435,000 American women have heart attacks annually; 83,000 are under the age of 65 with the average age of 70.4 years. • 42% of women who have heart attacks die within 1 year, compared to 24% of men. • Under age 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely as men’s to be fatal. • 267,000 women die each year from heart attacks, which kill six times as many women as breast cancer. Another 31, 837 women die each year of congestive heart failure, representing 62.6% of all heart failure deaths.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association,
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