WHA in the News

‘We have to do more research on women’

Women’s Heart Alliance Medical Advisor Dr. Holly Andersen, Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, discusses why heart disease kills more women every year than all cancers combined on the “Real Women, Real Stories” channel.

“Most of what we know about heart disease has come from research done on men, designed for men. And this has greatly benefited men, but women have not fared as well,” she says. “And while death rates have been declining in this country for decades for men, death rates due to heart disease for women has only started declining more recently.”

Watch the full video here.