“The WISEWOMAN program funds heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings that include blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index (BMI), and cholesterol…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Cardiovascular Disease and the WISEWOMAN Program 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
  • Heart Disease/s
  • Heart and Circulatory Disease
  • Stroke
  • WISEWOMAN Program

Cardiovascular Diseases

What are cardiovascular disease (CVDs)?

DotS the definition of CVDs may vary. 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

WISEWOMAN Program

What is the (United States) WISEWOMAN program?

In WISEWOMAN the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) elaborate on:

“The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program was created to help women understand and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke by providing services to promote lasting heart-healthy lifestyles. Working with low-income, uninsured and underinsured women aged 40 to 64 years, the program provides heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings and services that promote healthy behaviors”.3

WISEWOMAN Program Services

What services does the WISEWOMAN program provide?

In WISEWOMAN: WISEWOMAN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What Services Does the WISEWOMAN Program Fund? the CDC explain:

“The WISEWOMAN program funds heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings that include blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index (BMI), and cholesterol screenings. Services are provided in local health departments, doctors’ offices, and community health centers”.4

Screening Programs

Cardiovascular Disease and the WISEWOMAN ProgramWhere may women find information about CVD screening programs similar to the WISEWOMAN program?

Women may find information about CVD screening programs similar to the WISEWOMAN program, from their health care provider or their country’s equivalent of a local community health center or a national and/or state Department/Center/Institute of Aging/Disease Control and Prevention/Health/Human Services.

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 the authors note:

WISEWOMAN
“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”.5

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”.6

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  1. WISEWOMAN: WISEWOMAN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What Services Does the WISEWOMAN Program Fund? Page Last Reviewed: 02 October 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/faqs.htm Accessed: 05 February 2020
  2. Cardiovascular Diseases. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/cardiovascular-diseases#tab=tab_1 Accessed: 05 February 2020
  3. WISEWOMAN. Page Last Reviewed: 05 June 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/ Accessed: 05 February 2020
  4. WISEWOMAN: WISEWOMAN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What Services Does the WISEWOMAN Program Fund? Page Last Reviewed: 02 October 2018. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/faqs.htm Accessed: 05 February 2020
  5. 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: 05 February 2020
  6. 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: 05 February 2020
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