By American Heart Association Go Red for Women | 02/05/2014 - 14:07
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.
By Irina Gonzalez | 10/22/2013 - 17:09
Growing up as a Latina, I remember looking at magazines when I was a little girl and realizing how different I looked from everyone else. I remember thinking, when I was just 10 or 11 years old, just how big my thighs were. I was deeply ashamed of my curves and the fact that I looked different than anyone else in my class.
By Valerie Tejeda | 02/21/2013 - 16:34
In the United States, a woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds. February is American Heart Month – a time to think about what you can do to take care of your heart. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States, and the number one killer of Latinas in the U.S.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/13/2012 - 18:00
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and is also the leading cause of death for women. Latina women are particularly at risk, as many of us don’t take the time to exercise (yikes!). Dr. Juan J. Rivera is an Internist and Cardiologist in Miami, Florida, who specializes in cardiovascular diseases. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera is very active in the Latino community.
By Grace Bastidas | 06/01/2011 - 18:26
The official cause of death for Thalia’s mother, Yolanda Miranda was determined to be heart disease. The 76-year-old suffered a fatal heart attack in the early hours of May 27 after complaining of a debilitating headache the night before.
Unfortunately, the singer’s mom—like many women—did not recognize the warning signs of a heart attack, which can also include chest pain, arm pain, shortness of breath, nausea and heartburn.