Stockholmers propagates for women’s heart

By on February 24, 2019

On March 11, hundreds of Stockholmers propagates for an equal heart care and research on the heart of women through the campaign Woman in Red. Women with symptoms of heart attack still have to wait longer for treatment than men. On March 11, Social Security Minister Annika Strandhäll (s) shares the Foundation for Women & Health’s scholarship for researchers for their research on heart health and mental health. Information about research is interspersed during the evening with entertainment by, among others, Lisa Nilsson, Karl Dyall, Rennie Mirro. In March, Woman in Red draws attention to new research and care for women’s hearts in 21 locations around the country. A campaign aimed at more women surviving cardiovascular diseases.

– These differences are unacceptable and more knowledge and research is needed on cardiovascular disease in women – knowledge of what is specific in women, specific symptoms and which treatment suits them best, says Professor Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, one of the founders of the non-profit women’s association 1.6 & 2.6 million club and chairman of the Women’s & Health Foundation.

Every day, 55 women in Sweden die of acute myocardial infarction. Six out of ten deaths can be prevented with a good lifestyle. Other risk factors include stress, high blood pressure, high blood lipids, diabetes and obesity. Women are still underrepresented in clinical studies and much research is still conducted without a gender perspective. Increased research grants lead to more lives being saved and that more knowledge about heart health can be spread to the public.

Helena Olofsson, Training & Health | Stockholm