Mississippi leads the nation in cardiovascular disease. More than 50% of Mississippi deaths related to cardiac disease occur in women. But frighteningly, a recent national survey shows only 8% of women even realize that cardiovascular disease is a significant health risk to females. The Mississippi Heart Truth campaign partners are working to get the word out to women across the country about their risk of heart disease.

To raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease, campaign parnters have launched the Mississippi Heart Truth campaign. This statewide campaign mirrors the national Heart Truth™ campaign, sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The national campaign—and our statewide campaign—share the same message: Heart disease is the #1 killer of women.