Submitted by Chris Hamm on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 18:49
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Heart attacks and strokes kill more women each year than the next four causes of death combined, including cancer.
Heart disease cannot be reversed.
Women receive some protection against heart disease from estrogen in their pre-menopausal years, but after that their risk increases dramatically.
Anyone, including children, can develop heart disease.
More than half of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths happen to people under age 65.
Race and ethnicity affect a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke and their chances of survival.