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New Poll by AHA and CVS

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CVS and the American Heart Association -

 February is American Heart Month and a new poll shows that most American women understand their cardiovascular disease is a serious risk, but most don't know their own specific health numbers like their blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, body mass index and waist circumference.

"Results from a new national poll, commissioned by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), reveal that while American women are increasingly aware of the dangers of heart disease and recognize it as the #1 killer of women, few acknowledge their personal risk factors that contribute to heart disease. The poll was conducted as part of CVS Health's continued support of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement that calls upon women to come together to take action in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

The poll showed that nearly all women (92%) agree heart-related conditions are a serious issue in the U.S., and a plurality (45%) identify heart disease as the leading cause of death among women versus other causes. However, this poll also showed that just 18 percent of women consider heart disease to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today and the majority of American women are unaware of their status for factors that could increase their risk of heart disease, including cholesterol levels (57%), blood sugar (58%), Body Mass Index (BMI) (61%), or waist circumference (62%)."

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