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Know the Facts

Be empowered—know your heart health facts.

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in West Virginia?

Take heart disease seriously. Learning your risk factors and staying informed on prevention methods is critical in maintaining a healthy heart.

Visit the resources below to learn about national heart health facts, as well as those specific to West Virginians.

West Virginia heart health facts & statistics

  • Women and Cardiovascular Disease State Facts: Facts about women and cardiovascular disease in West Virginia
  • Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality
  • Heart Disease Rankings: State rankings of heart disease mortality among women

National heart health facts and statistics