“Carrie Fisher’s Heart Attack Should Be No Surprise | Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the U.S.” – nextavenue

women-heart-diseaseCarrie Fisher (left) and her mom, Debbie Reynolds (right). Photo by Getty Images. (SOURCE: American Heart Association)

Seems it takes tragedy to bring intensity and focus on the obvious. nextavenue‘s email hits home with these articles:

  • “Carrie Fisher’s Heart Attack Should Be No Surprise”“Carrie Fisher. George Michael. Alan Thicke. The sudden deaths of the three celebrities from heart issues this month should remind us that coronary artery disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. And yet we often don’t pay much attention to the threat it poses.”
  • “5 Things Women Don’t Know About Heart Disease” – “We all know what a heart attack looks like. You feel a crushing pain in your chest and collapse to the floor. It all happens in a matter of seconds. Right? Not necessarily. Especially if you are a woman.”
  • “Mediterranean Diet Cuts Cardiac Risk 30 Percent” – ” …there is more definitive scientific evidence than ever before of the diet’s benefits. According to a study published online by The New England Journal of Medicine, the Mediterranean diet can help prevent 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease death for people at high risk of those conditions.

And this piece from bustle.com is reinforcement:

  • “Women’s Heart Disease Symptoms To Watch Out For In Family And Friends” – “As if 2016 wasn’t already difficult enough for us all to handle, we lost Hollywood mother-daughter legends Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher within one day each other as the holiday season wound down. On Dec. 23, Fisher suffered a heart attack while on a plane from London to Los Angeles.”

ThriveGlobal.com‘s article:

  • “The Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Are a Cruel Reminder of a Sad Reality” – “In our memories, Debbie Reynolds will always be “Singin’ in the Rain” and Carrie Fisher will forever shine as Princess Leia. We should hold dear the way they make us feel each time we see them on screen. Yet as we process their deaths, we need to remember them as more than their most beloved roles. We also must set aside the incredibly sad timing of their deaths coming a single day apart. Once you peel away those layers, what remains is the sad reality of a mother and daughter both dying of cardiovascular diseases.”

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