Dr. Julia Andrieni
Houston Go Red For Women, Event Chair
FACT 1: Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women's deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
' An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.
' 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
' 80% of heart disease and stroke events could be prevented.
FACT 2: Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease & stroke.
' Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack
' The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood - even by some physicians.
' Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.
' Each year, about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke.
FACT 3: When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved.
' Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day
' Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
' Houston Go Red For Women Luncheon
' April 21,2015
' 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Produced by: Houston Newsmakers Team