HEALTHY LIVING

Heart Disease: 17 Celebrities With Heart Problems

02/07/2012 07:44 am ET

In the past few years, celebrities have rallied to promote awareness for heart health -- particularly in women. Cardiovascular disease is still the number one cause of death in the U.S., for both women and men, accounting for one in every three deaths, or 2,200 a day, according to the CDC.

It used to be that A-listers kept health problems hush-hush, but today it seems more have realized their potential for shedding light on illnesses and diseases often left out of the spotlight. Stars from Kim Kardashian to Heidi Klum have modeled red dresses as part of The Heart Truth, a campaign specifically focused on heart disease in women. But other famous faces speak out about their own experiences. The celebrities below have lived with a range of heart problems and can teach us all valuable lessons about putting heart health first.

Celebrities Touched By Heart Disease

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