5 Facts About Latinas and Heart Disease

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Today, an estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and it affects women of all ethnicities, including Hispanics. Here are 5 facts about Latinas and heart disease:

1) Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.

2) Only 1 in 3 Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

3) Only 3 in 10 Hispanic women say they have been informed that they are at a higher risk.

4) Only 1 in 4 Hispanic women is aware of treatment options.

5) Hispanic women are more likely to take preventive actions for their family when it comes to heart health.

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