Despite Progress, Heart Disease Still a Top Killer of Latinas, Other Women


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In 2002, 1 in 3 women died of heart disease. That year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute launched The Heart Truth campaign to make women more aware of the danger of heart disease.

Now 10 years later, 1 in 4 women dies of heart disease. Although significant progress has been made, there is still work to do. Many women still don’t take their risk for heart disease seriously or personally.

Check out this infographic that highlights the importance of heart health for women.

Also check out this Spanish-language video on the truth about heart disease, plus other materials here.

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