02/20/2012 10:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

After Heart Attack 42 Percent of Women Will Die; 24 Percent of Men


I really don't know how I could have missed the fact that within one year of having a heart attack, 42 percent of women will die and 24 percent of men.

See for yourself at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics website.

That's really all I want to say for today, Day 20 of my 29 days of thoughts during American Heart Month.

It's enough.

Photos via Getty.


Heart attack survivors, please click on this link and take the Yale Heart Study. If you haven't had a heart attack, click and forward to someone you love who has had a heart attack. Thank you.

Disclosure: Suzanne O'Malley is a Senior Research Associate for the non-profit NIH-funded Yale Heart Study, application period is now open for her creative and screenwriting classes this summer at Yale Writers' Conference & Yale Summer Film Institute.


For more by Suzanne O'Malley, click here.