Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Women’s Heart Health

Educating Women on Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death of women, claiming one in three women’s lives. Symptoms of heart disease and heart attack are frequently much different for women than men, often requiring different treatment approaches to address women’s unique concerns. Women are often under- represented in cardiology research, meaning the solutions can be less apparent and the right data less easily found. While advances have been made in recent years, knowledge gaps remain and disparities, sometimes marked, exist in health care delivery and health outcomes between men and women. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) provides national leadership in the prevention, detection and treatment of heart and vascular disease in women. The Foundation addresses the issue comprehensively and systematically across the care continuum to reach women at the right time and with the right messages, services and treatments. Our Broadening the Reach of OB-GYNs in Cardiovascular Health (BROACH) program is just one MHIF initiative aimed at reaching and educating younger women about cardiovascular disease risk factors where they seek care. MHIF conducts innovative research and translates learning into best practices for health professionals and women of all ages so they can prevent or manage heart disease and lead healthier lives. Consider making a gift to support the Women’s Heart Health Program today!