Heart Disease in Women
The mission of the Women’s Health Initiative is to focus on the critical health issues facing women today. Heart disease was selected as the first initiative because it is the leading cause of death among women in the United States.
Educational information has been gathered from premier health organizations, including the CDC, American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic and other educational institutions. These articles are extremely informative and provide Philoptochos members with the knowledge they need to be more educated and aware health care consumers.
A table of contents is provided, which details the numerous topics covered.
Of special note are the personal testimonials of six Philoptochos members who share their stories of living with heart disease.
Section 1: General Facts of Heart Disease
- Women and Heart Disease - Fact Sheet
- Know the Facts About Heart Disease
- What is Cardiovascular Disease?
Section 2: Signs and Symptoms
- Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors
- Women and Heart Disease
- Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Section 3: Profile of a Heart Disease Candidate
Section 4: Contributing Factors – Heredity, Stress, Age, Other
Section 5: Lifestyle – Diet and Exercise
- The American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations
- One-Page Guide to a Heart-Healthy Diet
- Heart Healthy Recipes
- Reduce your stress to protect your heart
- No Time for Exercise? Here Are 7 Ways to Move More!
- Why is Walking the Most Popular Form of Exercise?
- Fitness Basics
- What Exercise is Right for Me?
- 10 Tips for Daily Exercise
- 10 Fitness Tips to Help Prevent Heart Disease
- Top Quick Heart-Healthy Fitness Tips
- Abdominal Exercises to Strengthen Your Core
- Exercises to Increase Bone Density
- Health Benefits of Weight Training for Women
Section 6: Diseases and Conditions That Can Contribute to Heart Disease
- Conditions that Increase Risk for Heart Disease
- Heart Disease Death Rates, 2011-2013: Women, Ages 35+, by County
- Heart Disease Facts
- Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
- National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017
Section 7: Medication and Treatments
Section 8: Journey After Diagnosis
- Managing Heart Disease
- Tips to Combat Depression After a Stroke
- How to Stay Social After Heart Disease
- Using Diet and Dancing to Fight Heart Disease
- Recovering from a Stroke: Tai Chi Exercises
- Sex After Heart Attack: Talk with Your Doctor
- Find AHA-Accredited Hospitals Near You
Section 9: Role of Advocacy
- Skills and Abilities to Focus On
- 6 Ways to Be Your Own Health Advocate
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- What You Can Do To Stay Safe
Section 10: Prevention and Education
- Silent Heart Attack: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention
- Body Mass Index In Adults (BMI Calculator for Adults)
- Healthy Body, Happy Heart
- How to Prevent Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- The Heart Truth for Women
Section 11: Testimonials From Those Living with Heart Disease
We are soliciting personal testimonials from women who are living with heart disease.
Please share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Any medical or health care or other education information on this page is intended to provide information and is not intended to provide medical consultation regarding the diagnosis, management or treatment of any patient or illness, nor is it intended as a substitute for the professional judgment of a physician or other health care provider.