“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…”.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 Diseases

What are cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)?

DotS the definition of CVD may vary. In Cardiovascular Diseases the World Health Organization’s definition is:

“CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions”.2

Go Red For Women

What is Go Red for Women?

In Go Red for Women the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 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”.3

National Wear Red Day

When is National Wear Red Day?

In Wear Red and Give: The Nation Goes Red In February Go Red for Women elaborate on:
Cardiovascular Disease and Go Red for Women

“From landmarks to online communities, neighborhoods to news anchors, this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

From landmarks to online communities, neighborhoods to news anchors, this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke”.4

Commitment

What is the commitment Go Red for Women want all women to make?

In Go Red for Women Go Red for Women note:

“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”.5

Go Red for Women

What does it mean to Go Red for Women?

In What It Means To Go Red for Women Go Red for Women 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…”.6

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”.7

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  1. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 18 May 2022
  2. Cardiovascular Diseases. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/cardiovascular-diseases#tab=tab_1 Accessed: 18 May 2022
  3. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 18 May 2022
  4. Wear Red and Give: The Nation Goes Red In February. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give/ Accessed: 18 May 2022
  5. Go Red for Women. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 18 May 2022
  6. What It Means To Go Red for Women. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give/what-it-means-to-go-red-for-women Accessed: 18 May 2022
  7. 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/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/wmd-2014-white-pages-english.pdf Accessed: 18 May 2022

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