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Heart Healthy Links
American Heart Association
For more information about your heart or any heart or stroke issue, visit the American Heart Association's main web site at http://www.americanheart.org, or visit these other sites associated with the American Heart Association.
American Stroke Association
Every 53 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. About 600,000 Americans will have a stroke this year – and 160,000 of them will die. In fact, stroke is our nation's No. 3 killer and one of the leading causes of disability. But we're fighting back. The American Heart Association spends more on stroke-related research and stroke-related programs than any other not-for-profit organization, second only to the federal government. In November 1998, the American Heart Association renamed its Stroke Division. It is now the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. For more information, visithttp://www.strokeassociation.org.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
If you have been diagnosed with heart disease and want to learn more about your condition, visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website for detailed information from the Department of Health and Human Services. Log on to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/.
The Heart Truth
Often incorrectly called "a man’s disease," heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attack and stroke, claims the lives of 504,000 women in the United States every year—more than the next 16 causes of death combined, including breast cancer. It's time for a change of heart. Visit the Heart Truth website athttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth/index.htm for more information on women and heart disease.