Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, at 17.3 million deaths a year worldwide (malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis combined kill just under 3.9 million women a year). It’s the cause of 1 in 3 deaths. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more than 2,150 Americans each day, or one death every 40 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. There are 600,000 non-smokers globally, including children, killed each year by exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. And 1 million babies worldwide are born each year with a heart defect....Click here to read more.