“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

No 1 Killer of Women

Is CVD the No 1 killer of women?

Yes. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women note:

“Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, but the simple truth is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes”.3

Go Red For Women

What is Go Red for Women?

Go Red for Women explain:

“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: National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month Go Red for Women note:

“National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3, 2023. Together, we can continue to wear red, share and rock our red, all to help save more lives”.5

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 Go Red 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

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 Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Go Red for Women elaborate on:

“Talk to your health care team about your risk factors and how to prevent cardiovascular disease before, during and after menopause”.8

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Sources

  1. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 03 December 2022
  2. Cardiovascular Diseases. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/cardiovascular-diseases#tab=tab_1 Accessed: 03 December 2022
  3. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 03 December 2022
  4. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 03 December 2022
  5. Wear Red and Give: National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give/ Accessed: 03 December 2022
  6. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en Accessed: 03 December 2022
  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: 03 December 2022
  8. Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Last Reviewed: 27 July 2021. Go Red for Women https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/know-your-risk/menopause/menopause-and-cardiovascular-risk Accessed: 03 December 2022
Topic Last Updated: 03 December 2022 – Topic Last Reviewed: 03 December 2022

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