02/27/2013 08:36 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2013

Heart Health Month: 19 Celebrities Who Faced Heart Problems

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women, accounting for one in every four deaths, or about 600,000 a year, according to the CDC.

And after 10 years, the Go Red for Women campaign is still going strong, encouraging women to be proactive about heart-healthy choices, while The Heart Truth spotlights women and celebrities sporting red dresses to bring attention to heart health.

Celebrities affected by heart disease also spread awareness by sharing their own experiences. Last year, we compiled a list of some of the most inspiring faces of heart health -- and as heart health month winds down for 2013, we updated that list, highlighting 19 celebs who have all managed to make healthy changes in their lives, ensuring that heart disease remains prominent in a public dialogue about health.

Celebrities Touched By Heart Disease

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