KILLING MORE WOMEN THAN ALL CANCERS COMBINED

YOU NEED TO KNOW ~

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
  • Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.
  • Heart disease is the cause of death of approximately 26% of women who die each year  ~  That’s one in every four women.
  • 64% of women who die suddenly of coronary disease have no previous symptoms, and in many cases their deaths may have been prevented had they had access to cardiac screenings early on (American Heart Association 2010).

64 Percent of woment

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Early detection saves lives!

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EVERY 90 SECONDS

Did you know that . . .

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

kills more than 1,000 people a day,

that’s one person every 90 seconds,

a number greater than the number of deaths each year

from breast cancer, lung cancer, stroke or AIDS?

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

offers affordable heart screenings to the public.

Have your heart screened today!

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EARLY DETECTION IS THE KEY

DID YOU KNOW . . .

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women

and kills 10 times more women than breast cancer?

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Early Detection Saves Lives.

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

offers affordable screenings to the public.

Share the gift of life to the women you know.

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HEART STATS

SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH STATISTICS

Over 450,000 people die annually from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA).

A young athlete dies every 3 days from SCA.

SCA is the #1 killer in the U.S.

Recent statistics of heart disease and stroke are mind-boggling.

MORE HEART STATISTICS

  • More than one-third (33.6%) of all U.S. deaths are related to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.
  • In 2007, of all Americans who died of cardiovascular diseases, 150,000 were younger than age 65.
  • Nearly 4 million people report disability from heart disease and stroke.
  • Nearly 68 million adults have high blood pressure, and about half do not have this condition under control.
  • Approximately 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year.
  • A 12–13 point reduction in average systolic blood pressure over 4 years can reduce heart disease risk by 21%, stroke risk by 37%, and risk of total cardiovascular death by 25%.
  • Focus on the ABCS to prevent heart disease and stroke—Aspirin therapy, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol control, and Smoking cessation.
  • Early detection saves lives.  Heart screenings, including EKG and ECHO, are the best methods of early detection of heart disease.

*For more statistics go to:  Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects offers affordable heart screenings to the public.

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UNDERSTANDING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

The Difference between Sudden Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack

Sudden cardiac arrest is often confused with a heart attack. Although a prior heart attack increases one’s risk for sudden cardiac arrest, the two are quite different, with distinct risk factors, treatment options and outcomes.

Anatomy of a Heart Attack

A circulation problem of the heart causes a heart attack when one or more of the arteries delivering blood to the heart are blocked. Oxygen in the blood cannot reach the heart muscle, and the heart muscle becomes damaged. You can think of a heart attack as a “plumbing problem” in the heart.

This damage to the heart muscle can lead to disturbances of the heart’s electrical system. And a malfunction of the heart’s electrical system may cause dangerously fast heart rhythms that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

Anatomy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In contrast to a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest is caused by an “electrical problem” in the heart. It occurs when the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) suddenly develop a rapid, irregular rhythm (ventricular fibrillation) causing the ventricles to quiver rather than contract. The chaotic quivering motion of the ventricles renders the heart an ineffective pump that can no longer supply the body and brain with oxygen.

Within seconds, the person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Only immediate emergency treatment, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and external defibrillation, can prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest. Time is key to surviving sudden cardiac arrest, with chances of survival decreasing about 10 percent every minute without defibrillation. The American Heart Association recommends defibrillation within five minutes of collapse or sooner.

THE GOOD NEWS: 

Early detection helps save lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

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