Ann Buivid of Weston CT and women’s health advocate with me (Kelley Connors) at a Go Red meeting in Westchester, NY – learning more about heart disease and lifestyle changes that are necessary once we hit 50!
Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?
The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!
But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.
There are a several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. In this section, we’ll arm you with the facts and dispel some myths – because the truth can no longer be ignored.
Interested in learning more about your risk for heart disease? You can learn more about your numbers and key health indicators with the Go Red Heart CheckUp.
Have a healthy heart and enjoy your day – live in your heart!