Raising Awareness of Women’s Heart Health

Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death globally.

 

4 Women Smiling Wearing Red

February is American Heart Month, a time to recognize the progress that has been made and the work that still must continue to reduce the deadly risks and consequences of cardiovascular disease. We also raise awareness and support women’s heart health by donning RED on Friday, February 5, National Wear Red Day.

Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death globally.  Heart disease has long been thought of as a man’s disease, but in reality, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming the life of 1 in 3 women every 80 seconds.

Historically, women have been left out of or significantly underrepresented in clinical research – the lifesaving information needed to treat heart disease and stroke – generally due to a lack of understanding around biological differences between genders.

Now there is considerably more awareness of differences between men and women including heart disease progression and treatment response. While strides have been made to close gender and racial disparities in research, women continue to be underrepresented.

For 17 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, educate women on the symptoms and warning signs that are unique to them.  The Go Red movement funds lifesaving research, advocates for change and is laser focused on improving the lives of all women everywhere– at every life stage.

Go Red for Women will continue to empower women to take charge of their heart and brain health, and endure powerful solutions to ensure all women are aware of their No. killer because the more a woman knows about heart disease the better chance she has of beating it.

Join the movement, Go Red, Learn more at www.GoRedforWomen.org.

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