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.
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:
- 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.
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.