The Faces of Heart Disease
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The faces of heart disease in women are everywhere you turn.
- 8 million women in the United States are currently living with heart disease.
- Every year, 435,000 American women have heart attacks. Of these, 83,000 are under age 65 and 35,000 are under age 55.
Despite these compelling statistics, many women still think that heart disease affects only men.
Here, five courageous women share their experiences in the hopes that their special stories will help other women learn the facts—and start the journey toward heart health.
- Know women's unique symptoms and seek help if you experience them.
- Talk with your doctor, and if you don't get the answers you need, seek a second opinion.
- Take control of your risk factors.
Listen to Your Heart: Women at Risk is a public service campaign co-sponsored by NBC4 and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.