• We’re facing a villain.

    The true Ladykiller is heart disease.

    Heart disease kills one woman nearly every eighty seconds and more women than all cancers combined. This disease continues victorious because of misinformation, misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Until the world realizes a woman’s heart is different than a man’s, we won’t change a thing.

    The Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women’s heart disease. We want every woman to rally together to fight the Ladykiller.

    getheartchecked_stamp

Women need to know the true, hard facts about their greatest killer. Read about the women who have been attacked and are fighting this disease. And learn about the women whose lives were needlessly cut short.

More Stories 

Get Heart Checked Fight the Ladykiller

Get Your Heart Checked

Many women don’t know heart disease is their number one killer. And women and their health care providers aren’t always having the important conversations about heart disease and prevention. Learn more about women’s heart disease and how to talk to your health care provider to get screened for heart disease. Don’t delay – #getHeartChecked!

#getHeartChecked Infographic  
Facts on Women and Heart Disease Infographic  

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Learn about the conversation you should have with your healthcare provider about your heart. Dr. Holly Andersen is the Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

More Videos

Picture of Dr. Holly Andersen

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Learn about the conversation you should have with your healthcare provider about your heart. Dr. Holly Andersen is the Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is committed to empowering women to be their own advocates when it comes to their hearts.

More Videos

#getHeartChecked check list

#getHeartChecked Check List

The first step to getting your heart checked is knowing what to expect when you go to the doctor. Use this resource to understand the questions to ask your doctor about your heart.

View 

  • @FightLadykiller

    .@CDCGov: Cardiovascular disease costs the US ~ $1 Billion EVERY day. Get the facts: ftlk.org/1U8xtkw pic.twitter.com/BNcMZbFpkP

  • @FightLadykiller

    Let’s stop before it starts! We’re working w/ to reduce heart disease & its precursors: ftlk.org/1Ti0TSS

  • @FightLadykiller

    This , get the facts on stroke & heart disease from our new infographic. pic.twitter.com/jgVvqAxTHO

  • @FightLadykiller

    DYK nearly 60% of stroke deaths are in women? Learn how to reduce your risk via : ftlk.org/1WfKRcI

  • @FightLadykiller

    Reduce your by cutting down on salt. The recommended amount is <1,500mg per day. pic.twitter.com/cQ9Kub78KX

  • @FightLadykiller

    Ready to adopt a heart-healthy diet? has 8 tips to get you started: ftlk.org/23piqYM

  • @FightLadykiller

    Entendiendo el riesgo de accidente cerebrovascular en mujeres via & . pic.twitter.com/SUJAsyWfpU

  • @FightLadykiller

    Heart disease kills more than ALL cancers combined. ftlk.org/1U8xtkw pic.twitter.com/WqRkvNgmMZ

  • @FightLadykiller

    : WHA Co-Founder & Medical Advisors & , w/ the Senate Women's Caucus! pic.twitter.com/io70wPnywC

  • @FightLadykiller

    Good news: Up to 80% of can be prevented. Learn how to reduce your risk: ftlk.org/1WfKRcI