For years it was thought that heart disease was for men.

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For years it was thought that heart disease was for men. But 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But it can be prevented. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.

Ten years ago I received a telephone call at about 4 am and the call changed my life. My mother had just fell over and had a massive heart attack and died right there. My sister found her on the floor and my father and brother-in-law tried to do CPR but it was too late. My sister’s children were there and saw the whole thing. Not only was it traumatic for us but it was even worse for my sisters three children. We all knew my mother had some health issues but we never knew about her heart problems. To this day we all wonder if she had told us would she be here today. So this is a topic that I want all Women and Men to read and understand. This month is for everyone not just for women.

I will be giving out information all month on this topic. If I can help just one person than it is all worth it.

Go Red for Women this month and learn your risk factors.

Core Cardiology Heart disease is the leading cause of death in U.S. women. Since 1984, cardiovascular disease (CVD) – including heart attack, stroke, heart failure and high blood pressure – has killed more women than men each year. In 2010, more than 400,000 women died of CVD, representing 51 percent of all CVD deaths. CVD kills far more women each year than breast or any other form of cancer. More than 1 in 3 women are living with some form of CVD. Over 6.6 million women alive today have survived a heart attack, and 3.8 million women have survived a stroke. Although CVD death rates have been decreasing for both women and men, there is more work to be done. CVD can be prevented.

Please check this out for more information also.

https://www.goredforwomen.org/

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