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Heart Sistas is an organization that brings heart health awareness and education to underrepresented women!
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American and white women in the United States.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease, is a condition in which fatty material and plaque build up in the walls of arteries surrounding the heart muscle. When this occurs, the artery narrows or becomes blocked, preventing adequate blood flow from reaching the heart.
• Are more at-risk for heart disease than any major ethnic group in US
• Have higher incidence of diabetes and hypertension
Are underepresented in major research trials
• Are up to 60% less likely to receive aggressive diagnostic testing
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