Helping women learn to care for their hearts
Healthy Heart Tip of the Day!
An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat.
St. John Providence Health System Goes Red
February is American Heart Month, drawing attention to heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer, and the strides being taken through research and education to raise awareness of risk factors and to decrease death rates.
Appropriately kicked off on “National Wear Red Day” (Friday, February 1) the American Heart Association and its “Go Red For Women” movement urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red. More women than men die each year of cardiovascular diseases, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. This unfortunate reality has a lot to do with why the statistics on women and heart disease are so unsettling, and why the need for increased awareness is so important. Did you know…
- Every year since 1984 more women than men have died of cardiovascular diseases.
- One out of three women dies from heart disease.
- Nearly 460,000 women every year die from heart disease, this is about one woman per minute.
- 43 million American women are currently living with Cardiovascular disease.
- Cardiovascular disease kills more women than the next 4 leading causes of death.
- Helping women overcome the challenges they face in achieving and maintaining good heart health is vital to the overall health of our community.
In addition to education and information, it is essential that you measure your risk of heart disease and make a plan for how to prevent it in the near future. Be sure to make and appointment with your doctor to discuss your heart health and how you can safely plan for a healthier year.
High Quality Care at St. John Providence Health System
The St. John Providence Health System Heart Care Network is a leading provider of heart care in Michigan and a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our skilled specialists, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities, provide a range and depth of cardiac care that is second to none.
Our three heart hospitals are recognized as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiac Centers of Excellence. In addition, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons has awarded all three St. John Providence heart centers a 3-Star Rating in the most recent report covering July 2011 through June 2012. This is the highest overall quality rating for coronary bypass, and is a rating that is achieved by only 14% of U.S. hospitals participating in the STS National Database.
Heart Health Goals for Men & Women