Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Fortunately, that can change.
About 80 percent of heart disease can be stopped if caught in its early stages. That’s why we are asking you to wear red for National Go Red For Women Day®, and to donate to the American Heart Association to help support programs that increase women’s awareness and critical medical research.
Most important of all, we are asking that you take this time to make your cardiovascular health a priority: Schedule a “Well-Woman” Visit, an annual medical exam and discussion with your doctor to help identify potentially serious health concerns before they become life threatening.
For women, an impending heart attack can feel like the flu. Other warning signs are shortness of breath, and pain in the jaw, back or neck.
Your doctor will check your blood pressure, height, weight, and temperature as needed, based on your medical and family history. It may take more than one visit to get all of your recommended screenings and services, but you will not have to pay a co-pay or deductible.
If you don’t have health insurance, financial help is now available to make coverage affordable. If you have questions or need help signing up for insurance, visit LocalHelp.healthcare.gov. Or call the Health Insurance Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596.