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February 16, 2014

Heart art draws attention to disease prevention

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STILLWATER, Okla. —

The Heart Truth

• More women die from heart disease than all cancers combined.

• Oklahoma has the second highest rate of heart disease related deaths among women in the nation.

• Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease today.

• Every 29 seconds an American will suffer a coronary event.

• About every 60 seconds, someone dies from heart disease.

• One in three women are killed by heart disease.

• Heart disease is the number one killer of women as well as men.  

• More than 64 percent of women who died suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.

Source: Oklahoma Heart Hospital

 

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