Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Valentine's Day Message

This Feb. 14, I am spending Valentine's Day with our men and women in uniform at the U.S. Army War College. This is a very elite institution and alumni include Generals George Patton, Norman Schwarzkopf, Tommy Franks, and many other men and women who have gone on to take strategic posts overseas.

I will be sharing these statistics with our men and women in uniform:
*Cardiovascular disease kills more women than men
*About 454,600 women die from cardiovascular disease each year
*About 370,000 women suffer first or recurrent heart attacks each year
*About 83,000 women who suffer heart attacks annually are under age 65
*Women heart attack survivors are more likely to die than are men
*Women who have heart attacks under the age of 50 are twice as likely to die
*Women are more likely than me to die following heart bypass surgery
* Nearly twice as many women than men are disabled by heart failure within six years of a heart attack

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