The Crisis of Misdiagnosis in Women’s Heart Disease Briefing
On March 1, Women’s Heart Alliance, in partnership with WomenHeart, hosted a virtual Hill briefing for policymakers, staff, and advocates to discuss missed and delayed diagnosis of heart disease in women and how to work toward policy that supports life-saving solutions. Speakers included WHA Scientific Advisory Board Member Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, WomenHeart CEO Celina Gorre, Executive Director of PCORI Dr. Nakela Cook, and WomenHeart Champion Charity Watkins.
The State of Heart Disease Across the NationHeart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Learn more about the state of women’s heart disease in your state. Click here to find your state’s fact sheet.
Women’s Heart Alliance SurveyThe following are results from survey conducted or commissioned by the Women’s Heart Alliance:
- Survey Results: Women Don’t Make A Personal Connection to Heart Disease, Yet It Is Their Greatest Killer
Women’s Heart Alliance 2016 Progress ReportThrough awareness, advocacy and action, we have made important strides to educate and empower women to fight back against their number one killer, cardiovascular disease. Click here to view the 2016 Progress Report.
Organization’s Focused on Women’s Heart DiseaseThe Women’s Heart Alliance is grateful for the support of organizations that are focused on raising awareness of heart disease and stroke as the #1 killers of women. Through collaboration, together we can shine a broader spotlight on heart disease in women and inspire action to fight it.
- SCAD Alliance
- WomenHeart: The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease
- Society for Women’s Health Research
Additional ResourcesThe following are additional resources on women and heart disease:
- Unique Symptoms of Women’s Heart Attack
- WHA Infographics and Shareable Resources
- The Facts on Women and Heart Disease
- The Facts on Women and Heart Disease Infographic Citations
- American Heart Association and Go Red for Women
- Million Hearts
- The Case for Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine
- Sex, Death and the Diagnosis Gap
- 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the assessment of cardiovascular risk: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
- Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women—2011 Update
- Trends in Acute Myocardial Infarction in Young Patients and Differences by Sex and Race, 2001 to 2010
- The CDC’s Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
- Take Action for Your Heart: Get Started! Fact Sheet