Footprint on my Heart

Footprint on mon coeur.

Haiku-Heights
prompt, footprint

                 dis-ease of broken heart or

                                 evidence d’ amour?

I’ve “borrowed” again from Carolyn Thomas’ My Heart Sisters:

“This year, heart disease will kill six times more women than breast cancer will.  In fact, heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined.”

Watch this 3-minute film called “Just a Little Heart Attack” from the American Heart Association. It was originally brought to my attention by Carolyn Thomas.  Please share with others.

And READ THIS from Carolyn

“When other researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at more than 10,000 patients (48% women) who had gone to their hospital Emergency Departments with chest pain or other heart attack symptoms, they found that women under the age of 55 are SEVEN TIMES more likely to be misdiagnosed in mid-heart attack than their male counterparts are.”

“And it gets worse! In 2005, the American Heart Association surveyed physicians in the U.S. to see how many were aware that more women than men die of heart disease each year (a statistic that’s been true since they started keeping track in 1984).

Only 8% of family doctors knew this fact, and (much worse!!) only 17% of CARDIOLOGISTS were aware of it. CARDIOLOGISTS! This is their business. This is all they do!! Shocking, really!”

Do check out Carolyn’s blog.  She does an amazing job keeping up with the latest news and research and information.  Here’s a sample of a funny post that may not be so funny:

Is My Bra Too Tight?

11 thoughts on “Footprint on my Heart

    1. Magic,
      Yet another avoidable tragedy. It is mind boggling how many women have died and whose families have lost a Mother, wife, daughter because doctors simply didn’t (and some still don’t) understand that men and women are different. I’m sorry for your loss.

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  1. I should wear my red dress pin everyday to remind myself to remind other women. A local hospital runs a women and heart disease clinic which is informative and “testable.”

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  2. You know, Judy Judith, I really should give you that 20 bucks I told you I’d slip you if you mentioned my blog enough times here . . .

    THX! 🙂 XOXOXO

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