World Heart Day 2022 is on 29 September! Postmenopause, the goal posts for a women’s heart health can move. Do you know your risk for this #1 killer of women?

World Heart Day 2022

What is World Heart Day on 29 September 2022?

In About World Heart Day the World Heart Federation (WHF) elaborate on:

“Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 18.6 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided”.

World Heart Day 2022 and Menopause


World Heart Day 2020 and MenopauseWorld Heart Day 2022 and MenopauseIs cardiovascular disease (CVD) the leading cause of death in women?

In Cardiovascular Disease: About Cardiovascular Disease the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) elaborate on:

“Cardiovascular disease includes diseases of the heart, veins and arteries. Many people think that cardiovascular disease is more likely to be associated with men. However, cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in women”.

In Women & CVD the WHF note:

“Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 35% of deaths in women each year – more than all cancers combined”.


Is there an association between menopause and CVD?

In What Is Menopause? The Menopause Transition: Heart Health the JH note:

“Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease than men. However, as women age and their oestrogen levels fall, their risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is one of the leading cause of death for Australian women. Heart disease also claims three times as many lives as breast cancer”.

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World Heart Day 2022 and MenopauseWhat can you do for your heart health?

In Lower Your Risk for the Number 1 Killer of Women: What You Can Do for Heart Health the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain:

“To lower your chances of getting heart disease, it’s important to:

  • Manage your stress levels
  • Know your blood pressure
  • Check for diabetes
  • Quit smoking
  • Be physically active
  • Choose healthy foods and drinks
  • Limit how much alcohol you drink”.

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What numbers do women (and men) need to know?

In Know Your Numbers They Could Just Save Your Life, Go Red for Women elaborate on:

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure, which is why knowing your risk is critical to preventing cardiovascular disease. And knowing your risk starts with knowing your numbers.

Talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index). Your heart depends on it”.

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Last Updated: 28 September 2022 – Last Revised: 19 September 2022