Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. In fact, it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. An estimated 43 million women nationwide are affected by heart disease...
Worldwide there are over 1 billion people with hypertension and this number is expected to grow to 1.5 billion in a few years. Hypertension has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, vascular disease and stroke.
May is Stroke Month. About 800,000 people in the U.S. have stroke every year, that is about one every 40 seconds. It is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and 3rd leading cause of death for African Americans.
An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is an important piece of equipment that can be used by anyone to save lives. The AtlantiCare Red Dress Reception is a great event that helps increase awareness of heart disease as it raises funds funds to place AEDs in our community. Robin Stoloff talks with a local cardiologist about AEDs and the Red Dress Reception in her weekly program, Living Well With Robin Stoloff on Lite Rock 96.9 Sundays 9-11am.