Go Red: Black Women and Heart Disease

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  • What Is Heart Disease?
  • The Silent Killer
  • The Signs of a Heart Attack
  • Why Us?
  • Smoking and Heart Disease
  • Access to Health Care Matters
  • Heart Disease Is Linked to Early Menopause
  • Reducing Your Risk
  • Educate Yourself

The Silent Killer

We mostly look at heart disease as a man’s problem, but heart disease kills one woman every minute. And African-American women are two times as likely to suffer from a range of heart health problems and are more likely to die from it. Sometimes there are no symptoms: Sixty-four percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. 

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