Dr. Julia Andrieni - 4:31
Houston Go Red For Women, Event Chair
Posted Mar 25, 2015
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. ' 713-610-5023 ' Houstongored.heart.org
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