One in Three Women Are Dying From Heart Disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for Hispanic women; killing nearly 21,000 and unfortunately only 34% of women know that they are at risk. The American Heart Association has been working on the Go Red for Women campaign for the past 13 years and this Friday, February 5 they are encouraging people to wear red to bring awareness to the silent killer.

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American Heart Association, Go Red for Women

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According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Hispanic women are least likely to have a primary doctor and only 1 in 8 say that their doctor has discussed their risk for heart disease.