“The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health…”.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

Go Red For Women

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

In Go Red for Women 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”.4

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:

Go Red for Women
“The first Friday each February, American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast.

From landmarks to news anchors, neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke”.5

2021 Commitment

What is the commitment Go Red for Women want women to make for 2021?

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”.6

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…”.7

National Wear Red Day

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”.8

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  1. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 24 May 2021
  2. Cardiovascular Heart Disease. Page Last Reviewed: October 2019. British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/conditions/cardiovascular-heart-disease Accessed: 24 May 2021
  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: 24 May 2021
  4. Go Red for Women. American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 24 May 2021
  5. 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: 24 May 2021
  6. Go Red for Women. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 24 May 2021
  7. 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: 24 May 2021
  8. 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: 24 May 2021

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