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One woman dies of cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, every 80 seconds and the majority are preventable, the AHA says.

Tara Robinson, a teacher and U.S. Army veteran in Fort Worth, Texas, said she suffered three heart attacks in one week at the age of 40. Four years later, Robinson is a survivor and an ambassador for Go Red for Women, working to raise awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.

Robinson shares in her own words how she survived the heart attacks and what she wants woman to know about heart disease.