Women’s Heart Initiative – Learn. Act. Live.

Heart disease is the single most common cause of death in women. But you knew that—or did you? The expert team behind the Women’s Heart Initiative views knowledge as power. Which is why our goal is to keep you informed of risk factors and connect you to specialists, while advancing research to improve treatments and outcomes. Now that's powerful.


Our team is dedicated to you!

The Women’s Heart Initiative team is dedicated to empowering women to Learn, Act, and Live—educating women to recognize the warning signs of heart disease and encourage them to have open discussions with their physicians about their heart care. Together we strive for a future that includes earlier detection of heart disease in women and women-centric research to help improve treatments and quality of life.


According to the American Heart Association, one in every three women die each year of heart disease—yet only 44 percent of women are aware of this fact.

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Thank you for your interest in A Women's Guide to Protect Your Heart.

We are excited to share this guidebook with women of all ages and hope it empowers you to take control of your own heart health. Be sure to look for your very own copy in the mail in the next seven to 10 days.

Can’t wait? Click here to view a digital copy of the guide online.

Be your own advocate

Knowing your numbers and what they mean, makes you better prepared to talk with your doctor, ask the right questions, and clearly understand whether you're at risk. It also allows you to be an advocate for your own health and can help you take the right steps to protect your heart.

  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

Take control of your heart health

Along with the known risk factors like family history, high cholesterol, diet and other lifestyle behaviors, we are seeing a new trend in women having heart risk factors related to pregnancy, menopause, auto immune conditions, even cancer treatment, which are unique to women and are becoming increasingly relevant when assessing risk for heart disease.

WHI Guidebook

A Woman’s Guide to Protect Her Heart, is an educational guidebook customized for women by women. It will empower you to take control of your own heart health by being fully informed of the unique risk factors that increase your risk of heart disease—the #1 killer of women in the United States.

It’s time to start taking care of you. To receive a copy of A Woman’s Guide to Protect Her Heart, complete the form above.