Empower Yourself and Take Charge of Your Heart Health
Did you know that African American women and Hispanic women are at increased risk for heart disease? African American women have an estimated 40% chance of having heart disease or stroke, while Hispanic women have a 30% likelihood of having heart disease or stroke.
The good news is that 80% of the risk factors associated with women and heart disease, such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and high blood pressure, can be managed with lifestyle changes and risk factor control.
This WomenHeart video describes some of the challenges women with heart disease may face, including disparities in health care and accurate diagnosis of heart disease.
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