Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.
There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. Go Red For Women inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives. United, we are working to improve the health of all women.
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Nina Linder never thought she’d be able to have children. She was born with aortic stenosis, which is a condition in which a heart valve does not properly open and close. Because of her heart condition, her doctors always told her that having kids wasn’t possible. During college, her doctors thought it was time to replace her valve. However, after taking a closer look, her surgeon decided to hold off on the replacement. In not doing the surgery, Nina’s doctor actually did her a big favor. Ten years later, Nina’s doctors determined it was finally time to perform the valve replacement surgery. During that decade, research had advanced significantly, and Nina had more options. Instead of only mechanical valves that would require a lifetime of medications, she now had other options—options that would allow her to achieve her dream of being a mother. Thanks to advances in heart disease research, Nina and her husband are now the proud parents of two amazing children.