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February Healthy Heart Month


women have the highest percentage of hypertension and second highest percentage of experiencing any type of heart disease out of all races/ethnicities and both genders [1]. In 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 11.1 percent of adult women have some form of heart disease; the majority of whom (35.4 percent) had hypertension or high blood pressure, 6.3 percent had coronary heart disease, and 3.3 percent have experienced a stroke [1].

 

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