Posted at: 02/07/2014 1:35 PM
By: Dana Winklepleck, WTWO
(WTWO) -- It's a fact that 1,100 women will die of heart disease each day, but there are things women can do to change that.
Millie Kooistra knows first hand the importance of doing what you can do to keep you heart healthy in the future.
Kooistra, a nurse in Terre Haute, Indiana's Union Hospital Cardiac Rehab Department, and other staff members work to help people change their lifestyles after a heart attack.
"Definitely as you age your risk is only going to get higher to have heart disease," Kooistra says.
"We've had people coming in in walkers and then walking out, so it does absolutely make a difference," adds nurse Susan Holmes.
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