Knowledge is Power.
Our mission at No More Broken Hearts is to provide education and generate awareness that a Coronary Artery Calcium Scan can save your life. In order to understand why we are so passionate about this mission, it is important to learn more about heart disease. We hope you will use our website as a springboard into learning about heart disease, and discover the importance of being a self-advocate for your own heart health… your life may depend on it.
Please visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions, our Resources page for links to articles, websites, videos and books, and visit our Get A Scan page to learn more about what a Coronary Artery Calcium Scan is and how to get one.
HEART DISEASE IS...
- The number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States claiming approximately 1 million lives annually.
- The leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States—including African Americans, Hispanics and Whites—and the second leading cause of death (next to cancer) for Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders, American Indians or Alaska Natives.
- A term that includes stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS...
- A disease that claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
Women and men are not the same when it comes to heart disease.
• Heart attack symptoms can be different in men and women, and are often misunderstood.
• Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
• Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
A HEART ATTACK...
- Will take the life of someone in the United States every 60 seconds.
- Claims a victim every 34 seconds.
- Occurs in over 720,000 people in the United States each year—of these 515,000 are a first-time heart attack, and 205,000 occur in in people who have already experienced a heart attack.
While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
• Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s death’s each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
• An estimated 43 million women in the United States are affected by heart disease.
• 90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
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