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Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women
Since 2004, the American Heart Association’s signature women's initiative, Go Red for Women, has addressed the awareness and clinical care gaps of women’s greatest health threat, cardiovascular disease (CVD). We are prepared to meet the evolving needs of women now, and at every age, every stage and every season of their lives as their trusted, relevant source for credible, equitable health solutions.
Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
Less than half of women entering pregnancy in the U.S. have optimal cardiovascular health.
Women experience unique life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause, that can put them at an increased risk for CVD.
What’s Happening Now
Meet the 2024 Go Red for Women Class of Survivors
The Go Red for Women Class of Survivors are a diverse sisterhood of national volunteers who passionately champion cardiovascular health. The survivors share their powerful stories to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women and inspire others to take charge of their own health and well-being.
Survivor Story: Chantrise Holliman
Rare but lifechanging complications from a heart attack compelled Chantrise Holliman to transform her approach to health and well-being.
Red Dress Collection Concert® Kicks Off Heart Month
Music and fashion were at the forefront of the 2024 American Heart Association Go Red for Women® Red Dress Collection® Concert — all to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of women
Supporting Women at Every Age and Stage of Life
Moms, grandmothers, aunts and other maternal figures do so much for their families. But this can mean taking care of their health sometimes comes last.
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.
Prioritizing your health is important before and after menopause. Learn about menopause, its symptoms and impact on your health.
Go Red For Women has all kinds of ways to get involved and use your talents.
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.High Blood Pressure in Women
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.
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Go Red for Each Other: Stories of Survival
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