SPH Goes Red for Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?

The fact is: cardiovascular 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. In this section, we’ll arm you with the facts and dispel some myths – because the truth can no longer be ignored.

Learn about the Symptoms of a Heart Attack and Stroke in Women here.

Held on Friday, February 10th National Go Red Friday was led by Dr. Tekeda Ferguson to raise awareness of the No. 1 killer of women at the LSUHSC School of Public Health and across the LSU Health Sciences Center.

Want to know more about Heart Disease in Women go to the American Heart Associations Go Red for Women here.  https://www.goredforwomen.org/en

(Left to Right: Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, Faculty SPH, Ashley Fenton, Ph.D. Student, Hasheemah Afaneh, Alumni & SPH Staff, Allison C. Augustus-Wallace, Faculty SoM, Amber Brown, SPH Staff/Instructor)