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WomenHeart - an organization for Women with Heart Disease

Posted Sep 09 2008 2:16am

Red-Heart-Suncatcher

While there are hundreds of resources on the Internet about heart health, I wanted to say a few words about an organization that I am affiliated with, WomenHeart.

WomenHeart is the only national organization dedicated to promoting women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.

I first learned about WomenHeart after my heart attack in 2006 when I was into my twelve week rehab program. While the description above was taken from the WomenHeart website, I wanted to give you a little closer look at the organization from the eyes of a woman with heart disease.

WomenHeart is women just like me who have had a heart attack, women who have congenital heart problems, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, stents, or have undergone bypass surgery and heart transplants. Name any problem related to the heart, and you will find a woman in the organization who shares your concerns. WomenHeart supports women in their quest for doctors who understand that women’s symptoms of heart disease are different than men’s. They support women by listening to their stories.

There is a very active online support system. You’ll find women from all walks of life, all across the country, sharing their stories and asking for advise. In addition to the online support system, WomenHeart has a network of trained women leading one-on-one support groups in hundreds of cities. You are not alone in your struggle.

WomenHeart is at the forefront of advocating for legislation that will lead toward better heart health for all women. Legislation like the Heart For Women Act, and Wise Women Legislation

WomenHeart is also an education website, focusing on women and heart disease. Are you looking for statistics, diagnostic tests, questions to ask your doctor, symptom’s of a heart attack, the latest research, or a heart clinic in your area? WomenHeart has it all.

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