Monday, August 17, 2009
What women don't know could kill them: every 60 seconds a woman dies of heart disease
"Stop 10 women on the street and ask them what their biggest health risk is, and, chances are, more than half of them would answer 'breast cancer'. They would be wrong. Taking the life of one woman every minute, heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in America. Unfortunately, most women put their own needs behind the needs of their families, rarely considering the risks and dangers of this devastating disease. To address such widespread lack of awareness, The Main Line Health Heart Center announces the launch of its Women's Heart Initiative, a one-of-a-kind team of physicians and clinical staff in southeast Pennsylvania, designed specifically to empower women in taking charge of their cardiovascular health."