Lau-Ryan Pictures, Inc. STRENGTH IN A HEARTBEAT Book Rights: L. Robitaille ~ Film/Television Rights: P.S. Kastner. Project Legal Representation: Fox Rothschild, LLP
Strength In A Heartbeat, a documentary, docu-series, made for TV movie based not only on the bestselling book "Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant" but on heart-health and how it affects women everywhere. SIAH will document and explore all heart-related issues that are far too often misdiagnosed yet facing women from every walk of life. As women we need to take charge of our own heart-health in order to live our best lives and we need to empower ourselves and others to Join us as we strive to make a positive difference, shine a much needed light on heart-health and help educate women everywhere. We need to accept the responsibility of our own health so that we can be, and remain, our own best advocates, Strength In a Heartbeat (SIAH) is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of women who fight bravely and daily for the health care they are entitled to, deserve and have been denied. These are the true stories of women that will rock your world and bring you to your knees all because these true stories are more than thought-provoking, more than riveting and powerful enough to wake you up to the ugly reality when it comes to heart-health in women. They are stories that will leave you crying out in disbelief, shame and anger as you finally come to learn that heart-disease in women is the greatest killer of women throughout the world and the saddest realization of all is that it can be prevented and lives can be saved and not discarded as if they carried no value, meant nothing and were easily replaceable.
Heart disease is the No. one cause of death in America for Women. Over 1,000 people die each day from Sudden Cardiac Death. Every 80 seconds a woman dies of heart disease or stroke. 80% of these deaths can be prevented.
sTRENOn behalf of our entire dedicated team, we hope you'll join us as we bring attention to heart health for women everywhere and more than that, as we make a positive difference that will help to bring about positive change.
FACTS: • About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
• Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
• Nearly 420,000 women died of heart disease, while 40,500 died of breast cancer in the U.S. in 2008
• In a 2005 survey, most respondents—92%—recognized chest pain as a symptom of a heart attack. Only 27% were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 9-1-1 when someone was having a heart attack.
• Almost two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptom AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.