BENEFITING: NLCA FOUNDATION
The NLCA foundation leads efforts in research, prevention and treatment of heart disease, providing knowledge-based solutions for people of all ages.
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.
An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.
90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.
80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education
Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.
The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.