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Women’s Heart Health Facts and Statistics

I am sharing Women’s Heart Health Facts and Statistics in celebration of heart health month. As you know I am a heart patient.  I recently survived my 2nd open heart surgery.

Women's Heart Health Facts and Statistics

I have acquired heart disease as a result of Kawasaki Disease so this  it a cause that is near and dear to my (mending) heart.  Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer in women, affecting more women than men and is more deadly than all types of cancer combined. For all the women in your life, let’s change this stat!  Heart disease kills one woman every minute.

Women’s Heart Health Facts and Statistics:

  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat, but 1 in 3 women will die from heart disease. Please spread these words and help the other 4 in 5 women who don’t know the dangers of heart disease.
  • While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
  • Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.
  • Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
  • Only 1 in 3 Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer. Help us spread awareness of this silent killer.
  • Of African American women ages 20 and older, 46.9% have cardiovascular disease. Let’s change this.
  • A smokers chances of getting heart disease is cut in half just one year after quitting smoking.

Heart Healthy Recipes:

Chicken Avocado Spinach Salad

Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cool Whip Treat

Crockpot Honey Rosemary Chicken

Roasted Broccoli

Low Fat Chicken Enchiladas

Sauteed Mushrooms, Squash and Zucchini

Country Bob’s Baked Pork Chops

Sauteed Black Beans

Flounder with Spinach and Peppers

Skinny “Fried” Parmesan Chicken

Brussel Sprouts

Sweet Potato Fries

Heart Health Posts:

What is Kawasaki Disease?
Surviving My 2nd Open Heart Surgery
February is American Heart Month
It is OK to say NO (thank you)

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