Women Are Why
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Women are different.
And, every February, the Go Red for Women campaign of the American Heart Association celebrates the efforts made to improve care of women through a greater understanding of these differences.1 Over the past 13 years, this campaign has increased awareness of heart disease in women and pushed for greater funding to study these conditions in light of unique biological and sociocultural complexities. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has joined in these efforts by annually publishing articles focused on cardiovascular disease in this special cohort. This year, we are excited that Joe Hill and his team at Circulation are joining as well. Extending knowledge on discovery, treatment, and implementation of cardiovascular care in women is a key priority for all of us.
More than 900 000 women have joined the Go Red campaign.2 Spreading the word regarding heart disease and related risk factors has helped motivate 2 million more to assess their individual risk using the Go Red Heart Check up. These local efforts complement the landmark research conducted over the past several decades that has focused broadly …