Click an image to read the personal stories of this year’s Real Women.
It never dawned on me that there could be anything wrong with my heart or vascular system.+
When I got my diagnosis, it woke everyone up. Everyone is a lot more health conscious now.+
I get to live a full life thanks to women’s heart disease research. New technology will be important when I need my next surgery.+
Lifestyle makes a difference; prevention is possible. These choices don’t just happen. You have to make an effort every day.+
Never in a million years did I think I would have heart disease. I’m not going quietly. I’m going red!+
Know your numbers. Don’t leave the hospital without an answer just because you’re exhausted or frustrated.+
I had been this go-getter and my trajectory was always upward. I couldn’t believe this happened to me.+