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Women Making History

This Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have transformed cardiovascular disease through groundbreaking discoveries – and we salute all of those making an impact today.

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The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and Go Red today.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, but the simple truth is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes.

Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection® Concert

This year, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection® concert returned to New York City on February 1st at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Music and fashion were at the forefront of the event — all to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

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2023 Real Class Women Sharell Weeams and Brittany Williams

Be the Beat for the Women in Your Life

Women who suffer from cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are less likely to receive CPR from bystanders. Sharell and Brittany were both saved by the courageous efforts of people around them who stepped in to perform CPR. Their powerful stories emphasize why learning CPR is so important to help save more women’s lives.

Take Damar Hamlin’s #3forHeart™ CPR Challenge ❤️

CPR saves lives. Be the beat by joining Damar's simple CPR challenge to help save lives today.

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A BIG Thank You

Thank you to everyone who joined us this National Wear Red Day and a very special thank you to our National Wear Red Day Matching Partner, the Big Lots Foundation. Every dollar raised and every person who wore red helped champion our mission of saving more lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Women Who Made History in Cardiology

In the nearly 100 years since the American Heart Association was founded in 1924 we have seen incredible contributions in the fight against cardiovascular disease thanks to fierce women. Innovations and discoveries including the MRI, an international classification system for congenital heart defects, and the lifesaving power of the left ventricular assist device are all thanks to women and have changed the trajectory of cardiovascular disease.

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The Real Women: Sharing Stories of Survival

Go Red For Women has all kinds of ways to get involved and use your talents.

You’ll be fighting for yourself, for those you love, and for women all over the world. You’ll make lifelong friends, and more importantly, you’ll make a difference!

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You want to learn about signs, symptoms and risk factors?

If you or a love one have been diagnosed or you are a caregiver for someone with a cardiovascular condition, all the information out there can be overwhelming.

Take your time reading through our information and be sure not to overwhelm yourself. We're here for you.

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Stroke Symptoms in Women

You can join Research Goes Red!

The AHA’s Go Red for Women® movement and Verily’s Project Baseline have joined forces to launch Research Goes Red and are calling on women across the United States to contribute to health research.

By joining Research Goes Red, you can:

  • Contribute through clinical research, surveys, focus groups
  • Only participate in the studies that you're interested in, no obligation
  • Help shape the future of disease management and care
  • Learn about your own health while helping improve health for all
  • And more

Research Goes Red

Congratulations! You've taken the first step to living healthy.

Great choice!

Your purchase of every official Go Red for Women® product supports the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women.

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Pregnancy and Maternal Health

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms.

It can pose a threat to women’s heart health during pregnancy and later in life.

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Prioritizing your health is important before and after menopause.

Learn about menopause, its symptoms and impact on your health.

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