Each year, 1 out of 3 women’s deaths are attributed to heart disease and stroke. Yet, in a survey conducted by the Women’s Heart Alliance, only 11% of women could name a friend or loved one that has died from cardiovascular disease. Why? Because women aren’t talking enough about their No. 1 killers.
In the February 2017 issue of Redbook Magazine, Dr. Holly Andersen, WHA medical advisor and director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said talking about heart health “can motivate people to reduce their risk.” Read more below.