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
'?10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Produced by: Houston Newsmakers Team