Heart disease and stroke are women’s #1 killer, causing more deaths than all cancers combined.
Knowing your risk is the first step. Hear from WHA’s medical experts on how to fight and prevent heart disease and stroke.
Getting Your Heart Checked
Learn about the conversation you should have with your healthcare provider when you’re getting your heart checked. Dr. Holly Andersen is the Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is committed to empowering women to be their own advocates when it comes to their hearts.
History of Women’s Heart Health
Understand the history of women’s heart disease and how we got to this critical point. Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz is Director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and the Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, where she is a Professor of Medicine. Dr. Bairey Merz’s research has contributed to the expanding knowledge of heart disease in women.
A Woman’s Heart is Different
Find out how a woman’s heart is different than a man’s and learn steps to prevent heart disease. Dr. Paula Johnson is the President of Wellesley College, the founder and former Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Professor at Harvard Medical School. She conceived and developed one of the first facilities in the country focused on heart disease in women.
The facts are indisputable. Heart disease kills women at an alarming rate and not enough is being done to stop it.
Take the time to share these facts, help spread the message and encourage the women you love to #getHeartChecked.
Take the First Step
Use our checklist to remind you of the numbers you need to know and questions to ask your doctor about heart disease.