Am I having a heart attack?
Research indicates that women often times do not recognize the signs of a heart attack and therefore are not sure when to call 9-1-1. If you think you are having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 now. If you are looking for information about signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women, click here to learn more.
Celebrate National Cholesterol Education Month All Year!
National Cholesterol Education Month (September) extends all year when it comes to managing your blood cholesterol levels and taking care of your heart health! Download WomenHeart’s infographic on cholesterol and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in English and Spanish. Watch WomenHeart’s patient education video on cholesterol and FH. Learn about WomenHeart’s recommendations to improve the care of women who have high cholesterol and FH.
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
It's the perfect time to share lifesaving heart health information in Spanish with the Hispanic women you know. Are you a bilingual woman interested in becoming a WomenHeart Champion and Support Network Coordinator? Check out our National Hospital Alliance program! Are you interested in attending a WomenHeart Support Network meeting? Learn about our Support Networks!
Revlon will donate $1 million to the organization that raises the most money between September 21 and October 29, and $250,000 to the runner-up! Support WomenHeart in two ways:
- Visit WomenHeart’s Crowdrise fundraising page for the Revlon Challenge and click the Donate button
- Visit WomenHeart’s Crowdrise fundraising page for the Challenge and click the Fundraise for this Campaign button
First Virtual Support Network for Women Living with Afib Next meetings: Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m. ET and Oct. 14, 9:00 p.m. ET
Register for WomenHeart’s First Virtual Support Network for Women with AFib and their caregivers by visiting www.Healtheo360.com/groups! The new WomenHeart Virtual Support Network is part of WomenHeart’s national patient and public education campaign about AFib and stroke risk in women and is designed to provide critical education and emotional support to women living with this condition. Read the press release and register today at www.Healtheo360.com/groups! As part of the campaign, WomenHeart has produced educational materials on AFib and stroke risk in women in English and Spanish.
Womenheart To Host First National Policy & Science Summit On Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Commentary about the history of the women’s heart health movement and Summit published in the September/October journal Women’s Health Issues
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease today announced that it will host the first National Policy & Science Summit on Women’s Cardiovascular Health, October 26-27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The event is presented in a commentary, Taking a Giant Step Toward Women’s Heart Health: Finding Policy Solutions to Unanswered Research Questions, which is a history of the 30 year women’s heart health movement, and is published in the September/October issue of Women’s Health Issues, the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. View the press release here.
WomenHeart invites the Spanish speaking community to get involved with HeartScarves and SisterMatch
New Spanish language materials about these two popular patient support programs now available. Learn more about how you can be involved – HeartScarves and SisterMatch.
New patient education materials now available for women!
New WomenHeart patient education materials available for women! Learn about how to take charge of your heart health, cholesterol, medication adherence, coronary artery disease in women and angina.
WomenHeart Announces 8 National Hospital Alliance Membership Grant Recipients to Advance Women’s Heart Health in Underserved Communities
Hospitals to receive life-changing program for women living with heart disease
Thanks to a generous grant from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation through its Every Heartbeat Matters
initiative, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease announced today that it has awarded eight National Hospital Alliance membership grants to hospitals in underserved communities to provide much-needed support and education to their women heart patients. Get the full story here
Join the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance
Bring WomenHeart resources to your hospital by joining the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance, a partnership between WomenHeart and progressive hospitals committed to gender specific cardiovascular care, advancing women’s heart health, and saving women’s lives! Learn more today and contact us for a personal presentation.
Subscribe to Heart to Heart e-News!
Register for free to become a member of WomenHeart and every month you'll receive an advance copy of the new issue of Heart to Heart, our informative e-newsletter. Sample the current issue here.
Support for women living with heart disease
Are you a woman living with heart disease that would like the support of other women living with heart disease? Check out these links for WomenHeart’s nationally available free patient support services – Support Networks, SisterMatch, HeartScarves, and online support community.
You've Got Heart Necklace Helps the Mission of WomenHeart
Burlington Stores and WomenHeart: Committed to Women's Heart Health
Burlington and WomenHeart’s partnership expands education, awareness and support for women living with and at risk for heart disease nationwide. Read more details in the press release. Press release in Spanish.