“It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Cardiovascular Disease and Go Red for Women Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this umbrella may include:

  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease/s (CVD/CVDs)
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diseases/Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels
  • Diseases/Disorders of the Heart and Circulatory System
  • Go Red for Women
  • Heart Disease/s
  • Heart and Circulatory Disease
  • Stroke

Cardiovascular Disease

What is cardiovascular disease (CVD)?

DotS the definition of CVD may vary. The British Heart Foundation’s definition is:

“Cardiovascular disease (CVD), also called heart and circulatory disease, is an umbrella name for conditions that affect your heart or circulation. These include high blood pressure, stroke and vascular dementia”.2

Common or Not

How common is CVD?

In Celebrate National Wear Red Day….Today! the World Heart Federation (WHF) note:

“Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds”.3

Breast Cancer

Does CVD kill more women than breast cancer?

Yes, yes, yes. In Resources for Women dated 22 May 2017, the WHF elaborate on:

“Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women, with over 2 million premature deaths every year. This represents one-third of all deaths, and CVD kills more women than cancer, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined”.4

Go Red For Women

What is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women?

In Go Red for Women the AHA elaborate on:

“The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally”.5

Go Red for Women

First Friday February 2020

When is the AHA’s Go Red for Women?

In Wear Red Today: National Wear Red Day Is Friday, February 7, 2020 – The Nation Goes Red In February the AHA elaborate on:

Go Red for Women

“On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke”.6

World Wide

Go Red for WomenHas Go Red for Women become a world wide phenomena?

Yes. In Go Red for Women International the AHA elaborate on:

“Now, Go Red For Women has moved well beyond the U.S. borders. Women around the world are uniting against heart disease, sharing their stories to raise awareness of this Number 1 killer, and educating family and friends about the signs and symptoms, risk factors and action to protect women’s hearts”.7

2020 Commitment

What is the commitment the AHA want women to make for 2020?

In Go Red for Women the AHA also explain:

“It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and make a Go Red Healthy Behavior Commitment today”.8

Australia

When is Australia’s Wear Red Day?

In Wear Red Day 2020: Who Are You Wearing Red For? Heart Research Australia elaborate on:

“This February, we invite you to wear RED for someone close to your heart to help keep families together for longer. Whether it’s a family member, wife, husband, or that special friend who means the world to you, or in memory of someone you loved who sadly passed away due to heart disease”.9

Go Red for Women

What does it mean to Go Red for Women?

In What It Means To Go Red for Women? the AHA elaborate on:

“1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. So we encourage you to join the movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. Here’s what it means to Go Red:

G: GET YOUR NUMBERS…
O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE…
R:  REALIZE YOUR RISK…
E:  EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY…
D: DON’T BE SILENT…”.10

Videos

Where may I find Go Red for Women videos?

You may find these videos at OfficialGoRed4Women.

Health Care Provider

What if I think I have CVD or I have a family history of CVD?

If you think you have CVD or you have a family history of CVD, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

On page seven in Prevention of Diseases After Menopause: Cardiovascular Diseases the authors note:

“Screening for CVD at regular intervals after menopause is extremely important. This includes measurement of blood pressure, lipids and perhaps inflammatory markers, BMI, and ascertainment of lifestyle factors such as activity level and smoking status. In addition, a family history of heart disease and stroke is important”.11

In Cardiovascular Health: Risks & Causes – What To Do Next? the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health explain:

“The following list is a summary of the checks that are important for women’s cardiovascular health:

  • See your doctor for a discussion about your risks of developing cardiovascular disease including your family history and ethnic background
  • Have an annual blood pressure check
  • Have an annual blood test to measure your cholesterol
  • Test for diabetes by having your blood glucose checked
  • If you are a smoker discuss with your doctor all of the factors which affect your risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Discuss your weight with your doctor to determine if this is a risk factor for you”.12

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  1. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
  2. Cardiovascular Heart Disease. British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/conditions/cardiovascular-heart-disease Accessed: 28 January 2020
  3. Celebrate National Wear Red Day….Today! 05 February 2016. World Heart Federation https://www.world-heart-federation.org/celebrate-national-wear-red-day-today/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
  4. Resources for Women. 22 May 2017. World Heart Federation https://www.world-heart-federation.org/resources/resources-for-women/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
  5. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
  6. Wear Red and Give: National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 7, 2020. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
  7. Go Red For Women International. Last Reviewed: 14 May 2018. American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en/about-us/international-programs/go-red-for-women Accessed: 28 January 2020
  8. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 28 January 2020
  9. Wear Red Day 2020: Who Are You Wearing Red For? Heart Research Australia https://www.heartresearch.com.au/wrd/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
  10. What It Means To Go Red for Women. Last Reviewed: 27 November 2018. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give/what-it-means-to-go-red-for-women Accessed: 28 January 2020
  11. Lobo, R. A., Davis, S. R., De Villiers, T. J., Gompel, A., Henderson, V. W., Hodis, H. N., Lumsden, M. A., Mack, W. J., Shapiro, S. and Baber, R. J. Prevention of Diseases After Menopause: Cardiovascular Diseases. 2014:7 https://www.imsociety.org/downloads/world_menopause_day_2014/white_paper/wmd_white_paper_english.pdf Accessed: 28 January 2020
  12. Cardiovascular Health: Risks & Causes – What To Do Next? Last Updated 09 November 2017 — Last Reviewed 15 January 2014. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/cardiovascular-health/risks-causes/ Accessed: 28 January 2020
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