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Women and Heart Disease -What is the Risk?


Faith Formation Speakers Series: Women and Heart Disease - What is the Risk? with Pam Kozu RN, MN Manager Prevention and Outreach Pulse Heart Institute. Heart disease is a serious problem in the United States. Itís the leading cause of death for both men and women, with around 610,000 deaths each year. Whatís more, every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Some risk factors for heart disease, such as age, gender and family history, are beyond your control. But, fortunately, many risk factors ó like diet, smoking and exercise ó are things that you can change to reduce your risk and protect your heart. Join us to increase awareness of the dangers of heart disease specifically in women, learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices and how you can modify risk factors to improve your own cardiac health. Learn more by visiting the Pulse Heart Institute.