Only 13 percent of women consider heart disease to be their own greatest health risk. Yet, an astonishing 80 percent of midlife women have one or more risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol.
"We know that there is a disconnect among women as it relates to heart disease and their own personal risk," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. "Therefore, it is critical for NHLBI and our partners to be in communities that are at high risk of heart disease to help women better understand their own personal risk and empower them to take action for heart health."
For more information, please read the NIH/NHLBI News Release, "The Heart Truth® Road Show Travels to Three Cities."