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The Lady Killer You Need To Know About

Heart disease kills one woman every minute.

For generations, women’s heart disease has lurked in the shadows as a silent and misunderstood killer. Its victims are often presumed to have died of natural causes or passed peacefully in their sleep.

Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand is lending her voice to a new campaign to raise awareness and spark action against a killer that takes one woman’s life every minute in the USA – heart disease.

It’s the nation’s No. 1 killer of women, yet treatment today is largely shaped by research on men. The new campaign, “Fight the Ladykiller,” encourages women to talk to their doctors about heart disease, get screened and get educated about how the disease affects them differently than men.

“When I found out research about women’s heart disease was being done on men — down to male mice in the laboratory — it seemed so unjust,” Streisand said in a recent interview with USA TODAY. “More women than men have died of heart disease each year since 1984. …Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.”

Women’s Heart Alliance

The Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women’s heart disease. It’s a unique collaboration between two of America’s leading medical institutions—the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, founded in 2012, is playing a leading role in identifying female-pattern heart disease, developing new diagnostic tools and advancing specialized care for women. The Institute is working to correct gender inequalities in heart disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as to educate women on how to recognize female-pattern heart disease symptoms.

Women and their healthcare providers aren’t having the conversations they should about heart disease. Find out what you need to know about the screenings and conversation you should have when you #getHeartChecked.

Heart disease kills one woman every minute.

For generations, women’s heart disease has lurked in the shadows as a silent and misunderstood killer. Its victims are often presumed to have died of natural causes or passed peacefully in their sleep.

Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand is lending her voice to a new campaign to raise awareness and spark action against a killer that takes one woman’s life every minute in the USA – heart disease.

It’s the nation’s No. 1 killer of women, yet treatment today is largely shaped by research on men. The new campaign, “Fight the Ladykiller,” encourages women to talk to their doctors about heart disease, get screened and get educated about how the disease affects them differently than men.

“When I found out research about women’s heart disease was being done on men — down to male mice in the laboratory — it seemed so unjust,” Streisand said in a recent interview with USA TODAY. “More women than men have died of heart disease each year since 1984. …Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.”

Women’s Heart Alliance

The Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women’s heart disease. It’s a unique collaboration between two of America’s leading medical institutions—the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, founded in 2012, is playing a leading role in identifying female-pattern heart disease, developing new diagnostic tools and advancing specialized care for women. The Institute is working to correct gender inequalities in heart disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as to educate women on how to recognize female-pattern heart disease symptoms.

Women and their healthcare providers aren’t having the conversations they should about heart disease. Find out what you need to know about the screenings and conversation you should have when you #getHeartChecked.

For more information go to fighttheladykiller.org

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