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    Go Red for Women: American Heart Association
    Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute

    Fight Heart Disease, the No. 1 killer of Women.

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. This means women – mothers, sisters, friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: heart disease kills. These numbers are astonishing, but there are things you can do to fight the battle, find out more information on Women & Heart Disease.

    Community Events

    Heart disease has already touched you or someone you love, so help us save a woman’s life today. Tell 5 women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime. Join us as we spread the word about women and heart disease:

    Go Red Luncheon
    May 2, 2014
    10 a.m.
    Sleep Train Arena
    1 Sports Pkwy, Sacramento, CA 95834
    Register for this Event!

     

      

    Heart Health Tips From Experts

    Protecting Yourself from Heart Disease
    Being Proactive Promotes Heart Health
    New Cholesterol Guidelines
    The Best Prescription for Heart Health
    Heart Disease Facts & Statistics

    Patient Support and Resources

    Cardiac Patient Services
    Heart Disease Prevention Tips
    Cardiac Research and Clinical Trials
    Cardiac Rehabilitation & Maintenance Programs
    Heart Failure Clinic
      

    Why Women?

    Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, but is often undiagnosed.

    • 1 in 30 women die from breast cancer each year. 1 in 3 dies of cardiovascular disease.
    • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat.
    • Women comprise only 24% of participants in all heart-related studies.
    • Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 for themselves when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack than they are for someone else having a heart attack.



    How Well Do You Know Your Heart?

    Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. These numbers can help you and your doctor determine your risks and mark the progress you’re making toward a healthier heart.

    MeasurementRecommended
    Blood PressureLess than 120/80
    HDL CholesterolMore than 50
    LDL CholesterolLess than 100
    TriglyceridesLess than 150
    Fasting Blood SugarLess than 100
    Body Mass IndexLess than 25
    Waist MeasurementLess than 35 inches
      

    Partnerships that Count!

    As a leader in the advocacy for awareness and advancement of women’s cardiovascular care, we have teamed up with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement. As a local sponsor of this initiative since its launch in Sacramento, we have taken this movement to heart, literally. Actively working on this initiative since 2006, we have provided health screenings to more than 4,000 people and educated thousands more.

    Join us, and learn how you can Go Red by visiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women’s website.