WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease WomenHeart empowers women to take charge of their heart health. WomenHeart is the only national organization dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.
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As the leading voice for the 42 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart advocates for equal access to quality care and provides information and resources to help women take charge of their heart health.

As the leading voice for the 42 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart advocates for equal access to quality care and provides information and resources to help women take charge of their heart health.

Mission: To improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit.

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This weekend only you can rent  the documentary film Ms. Diagnosed from the Women's Film Festival San Diego. The #Wenger...
11/13/2020

This weekend only you can rent the documentary film Ms. Diagnosed from the Women's Film Festival San Diego. The #WengerAward winning film dives deep into the stories of women with missed and delayed diagnoses of #heartdisease. Available here: http://ow.ly/JeB450Ckfz5

You are invited to the Association of Black Cardiologists virtual #SOH2020 Community Forum and Wellness Symposium on Nov...
11/12/2020

You are invited to the Association of Black Cardiologists virtual #SOH2020 Community Forum and Wellness Symposium on November 14 at 1pm ET. Learn how to apply ABC's "7 Steps to a Healthy Heart" to your daily routine and much more.
RSVP: bit.ly/ABCSOHCFWS

#COVID19 isn’t the only dangerous disease this season. November 12th is #WorldPneumoniaDay. Women with heart disease are...
11/12/2020

#COVID19 isn’t the only dangerous disease this season. November 12th is #WorldPneumoniaDay. Women with heart disease are at increased risk from diseases like pneumonia. Make sure you and your loved ones are vaccinated.

It's election day. If you haven't already, go VOTE!
11/03/2020

It's election day. If you haven't already, go VOTE!

10/29/2020
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Medscape is holding Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology: A Virtual Conference for Clinicians. It includes 6 sessions over 2 weeks on December 8-10 and December 15-17. All proceeds from attendee registration will be donated to WomenHeart. Register now to learn more about prevention, #heartfailure, #AFib, #cardiology and #COVID19, and more. http://ow.ly/MDdg50C5GMV

Medscape Education is hosting a standalone virtual conference, Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology: A Medscape Cardiology/theHeart.org Virtual Conference for Practicing Clinicians, to cover the most relevant topics with direct impact on cardiology practice. This initiative features a v...

10/23/2020

Congratulations to all the Wenger Award winners last night - Dr. Nakela Cook, Dr. Martha Gulati, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Preeclampsia Foundation and their CEO Eleni Tsigas, and the filmmakers of Ms. Diagnosed Tricia Regan, Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Dr. Stacey Rosen and Lori Russo. We had an excellent time celebrating you.
And thank you to the event's sponsors Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Novartis, Amgen, Esperion, Abbott and Novo Nordisk. http://ow.ly/yyCJ50C0VC1

It's not too late to join the party TONIGHT.  Wenger Award tickets are still on sale. Join us to honor those who are ins...
10/22/2020

It's not too late to join the party TONIGHT. Wenger Award tickets are still on sale. Join us to honor those who are inspiring us with their work to advance women's #hearthealth - from filmmaking to legislating to advocating to educating and caring for patients. https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

Congratulations to the new Class of 2020 WomenHeart Champions on your graduation tonight. We can't wait to see the impac...
10/21/2020

Congratulations to the new Class of 2020 WomenHeart Champions on your graduation tonight. We can't wait to see the impact you'll have on women living with and at risk of heart disease

Thank you to the veteran WomenHeart Champions who served as faculty at this year’s virtual Science & Leadership Symposiu...
10/20/2020

Thank you to the veteran WomenHeart Champions who served as faculty at this year’s virtual Science & Leadership Symposium, sharing their wisdom and experience and offering support and guidance to the new class of WomenHeart Champions.

The Preeclampsia Foundation has been a leader in making the link between maternal health, preeclampsia and heart disease...
10/19/2020

The Preeclampsia Foundation has been a leader in making the link between maternal health, preeclampsia and heart disease. Join us to honor the organization as winner of the Wenger Award for Patient Advocacy at the virtual Wenger Awards on October 22nd at 8:00pmET. Purchase tickets now. https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

Congratulations to Dr. Nanette Wenger  on being named one The Hill's "100 Women Who Shaped America" for your contributio...
10/17/2020
Nanette Wenger

Congratulations to Dr. Nanette Wenger on being named one The Hill's "100 Women Who Shaped America" for your contributions to #cardiology and women's #hearthealth. http://ow.ly/DS0150BUWlH

In a medical specialty dominated by men, Nanette Wenger spent her career showing how heart disease manifested differently in women.Born to Russian immigrant parents in New York City in 1930, Wenger began working at Atlanta’s Emory University at a time when heart disease was considered an issue alm...

We look forward to awarding Dr. Martha Gulati the Wenger Award for Excellence in Medical Leadership. As editor-in-chief ...
10/16/2020

We look forward to awarding Dr. Martha Gulati the Wenger Award for Excellence in Medical Leadership. As editor-in-chief of #CardioSmart and member of our Scientific Advisory Council, she is a leader for women’s #hearthealth. Join us to honor her at the virtual Wenger Awards on October 22nd at 8:00pmET. Purchase tickets now. http://ow.ly/QJwk50BUJqD

This week, the new class of WomenHeart Champions are learning about #healthequity, #mentalhealth and wellness as it rela...
10/14/2020

This week, the new class of WomenHeart Champions are learning about #healthequity, #mentalhealth and wellness as it relates to #heartdisease in women, thanks to the expertise of Dr. Nicolette Powe, Dr. Hisla Bates and a team of experts at the Mayo Clinic. Veteran #WomenHeartChampion faculty are also working hard to train the incoming class.

#HispanicHeritageMonth Find this fact sheet and more, including many available in Spanish, at http://ow.ly/iLCr50BShLK
10/14/2020

#HispanicHeritageMonth Find this fact sheet and more, including many available in Spanish, at http://ow.ly/iLCr50BShLK

This year's Wenger Award for Excellence in Media will go to Ms. Diagnosed, a documentary film about misdiagnosis of hear...
10/13/2020

This year's Wenger Award for Excellence in Media will go to Ms. Diagnosed, a documentary film about misdiagnosis of heart disease in women – featuring WomenHeart Champions. Join us to honor the filmmakers at the virtual Wenger Awards on October 22nd at 8:00pmET. Purchase tickets now. https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

As the new class of #WomenHeartChampions hits the halfway mark of the Science & Leadership Symposium this week, we appre...
10/08/2020

As the new class of #WomenHeartChampions hits the halfway mark of the Science & Leadership Symposium this week, we appreciate John Capecci of Living Proof Advocacy, Dr. Jennifer Mieres of Katz Institute for Women's Health, Dr. Sharonne Hayes at Mayo Clinic and veteran WomenHeart Champion faculty for teaching them the skills needed to tell their heart story, lead Support Networks, run programs locally and engage as health educators and leaders for women in their communities.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the winner of the 2020 Wenger Award for Excellence in Public Policy. Most recently, her...
10/07/2020

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the winner of the 2020 Wenger Award for Excellence in Public Policy. Most recently, her leadership in Congress on women’s #hearthealth led to House passage of a bill to address heart #healthdisparities among #SouthAsians in the U.S. Join us to honor her at the virtual Wenger Awards on October 22nd at 8:00pmET. Purchase tickets now. https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

For her extraordinary leadership for women’s heart health at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and n...
10/06/2020

For her extraordinary leadership for women’s heart health at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and now at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI , Dr. Nakela Cook is the winner of the 2020 Wenger Award for Excellence in Public Service. Join us to honor her at the virtual Wenger Awards on October 22nd at 8:00pmET. Purchase tickets now: https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

#HispanicHeritageMonth
10/04/2020

#HispanicHeritageMonth

You are invited to join us at the 20th Annual #WengerAwards to celebrate advances in women's #hearthealth. Learn more ab...
10/02/2020

You are invited to join us at the 20th Annual #WengerAwards to celebrate advances in women's #hearthealth. Learn more about the honorees and purchase tickets: https://www.womenheart.org/wenger-awards/

Thank you to the amazing doctors at the Mayo Clinic, Sharonne N. Hayes, LaPrincess Brewer, Patricia Best and Rekha Manka...
09/30/2020

Thank you to the amazing doctors at the Mayo Clinic, Sharonne N. Hayes, LaPrincess Brewer, Patricia Best and Rekha Mankad, for educating our new incoming class of WomenHeart Champions about cardiac rehab, imaging, devices, diagnosis and more during week two of our Science & Leadership Symposium. Our Champions are set to be patient education experts! #cardiology

Thrilled to see the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act pass on the House floor today, thanks to Congres...
09/29/2020
Taking bold action on South Asian heart health

Thrilled to see the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act pass on the House floor today, thanks to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's leadership. South Asian Americans are at four times greater risk of developing #heartdisease than the general U.S. population. To learn more about why we need this bill, read this op-ed by WomenHeart Board Chair Gayathri Badrinath and Rep. Jayapal. http://ow.ly/13I350BEMYu #WorldHeartDay

The South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act will help us gain a better understanding of heart disease and afford all of us the opportunity to thrive and live healthier lives.

Today is #WorldHeartDay, use heart to lower your risk for heart attack, heart failure and stroke to live a longer, healt...
09/29/2020

Today is #WorldHeartDay, use heart to lower your risk for heart attack, heart failure and stroke to live a longer, healthier life. If you’re living with type 2 diabetes, your “take 2” means a fresh start and saying “no thanks” to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. WomenHeart is proud to be part of the #KnowDiabetesbyHeart campaign. Learn more at www.KnowDiabetesbyHeart.org. #Type2Take2

#HispanicHeritageMonth
09/26/2020

#HispanicHeritageMonth

As we near the end of National Cholesterol Education Month, get answers to your questions about how cholesterol impacts ...
09/25/2020

As we near the end of National Cholesterol Education Month, get answers to your questions about how cholesterol impacts heart health - what is "good cholesterol" and "bad cholesterol," and what can you do about it? Find resources at https://www.womenheart.org/cholesterol/

09/24/2020

Women with heart failure often receive a delayed or wrong diagnosis - check out this new heart failure best practices report by the Global Alliance on Heart Failure & Healthy Aging to see how we can diagnose earlier and better. #HealthyAgingBeatsHF http://ow.ly/r7PD50BAxJL

Excited to kick off our annual Science & Leadership Symposium this week with a new incoming class of WomenHeart Champion...
09/23/2020

Excited to kick off our annual Science & Leadership Symposium this week with a new incoming class of WomenHeart Champions. Thank you Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes for continuing your leadership as the Symposium’s Medical Director as we pioneer our first-ever virtual training. This week, participants will get to know one another and learn about the science of heart disease and its impact on women.

09/22/2020
This new tool on triglycerides and heart disease explains the importance of understanding cholesterol and triglyceride l...
09/17/2020

This new tool on triglycerides and heart disease explains the importance of understanding cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the reduction of heart disease risk factors, as well as differentiation of omega3 fatty acid products. It is useful for women living with and at risk of heart disease, as well as for clinicians and pharmacists working with patients. http://ow.ly/LRUw50BtK00 #NationalCholesterolEducationMonth

WomenHeart supports the CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913) which would put clinical trials within reach of many more pati...
09/16/2020

WomenHeart supports the CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913) which would put clinical trials within reach of many more patients, including women and people of color with heart disease who receive their health coverage through Medicaid. It's time for Congress to pass this legislation. #ClinicalTrialAccess

Don't miss it. Today is WomenHeart's LAST virtual Cardiac Yoga class at 5:00pm ET. Sign up now if you haven't already jo...
09/16/2020

Don't miss it. Today is WomenHeart's LAST virtual Cardiac Yoga class at 5:00pm ET. Sign up now if you haven't already joined this free class or watch the recordings from previous classes. https://www.womenheart.org/webinars/

Registration is now open for the Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference on October 30–November 1. This three-day...
09/14/2020

Registration is now open for the Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference on October 30–November 1. This three-day event is intended to help those living with AFib thrive. The price to attend is less than the usual co-pay for a single doctor’s visit! Learn more about how to attend from the comfort of your own home: http://ow.ly/7VyY50BqhwY

Register today for the 2nd Annual Women's Heart and Vascular Symposium on Saturday, November 21, 2020. WomenHeart is pro...
09/12/2020

Register today for the 2nd Annual Women's Heart and Vascular Symposium on Saturday, November 21, 2020. WomenHeart is proud to part of this complimentary, full-day virtual symposium focused on heart disease in women, from prevention to intervention. http://ow.ly/4qx150BoxPi⁣

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Welcome to the page of WomenHeart WomenHeart is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1999 by three heart attack survivors who transformed the isolation, confusion and ignorance they experienced about women’s heart disease into a mission to save women’s lives. The organization has grown into a coalition and community of more than 27,000 members nationwide, including heart patients and their families, physicians, health advocates, and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart Champions are the heart of WomenHeart. These survivors attend the organization’s Leadership Symposium, held at the Mayo Clinic, to obtain leadership and advocacy training. They go on to volunteer as WomenHeart support group leaders, community educators, and media spokeswomen around the U.S. WomenHeart empowers women living with heart disease to manage their own heart health and to spread that message to others. The organization also educates policymakers, health professionals and the public about the urgent need to make women’s heart health a priority.

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