Raise Funds to advance the understanding of heart and vascular disease in women
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death of women, claiming one in three women’s lives. Understanding your risks of CVD and knowing the symptoms may save your life. Don’t be alarmed, just be aware!
Compared to men, women are less likely to receive optimal therapies, innovations and rehabilitation.
Women are underrepresented in clinical research.
For many women, it can be all too easy to focus on others while putting their own needs aside. That tendency can impact a woman’s health, especially the health of her heart. Family and friends can help women take care of themselves and their heart health.
Raise Funds to Study Genetic Arrhythmia Conditions
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD) is one of many Genetic Arrhythmia Conditions (GAC). The means that a person’s heart disease is caused by a genetic condition, not by a poor diet, lack of exercise or other lifestyle choices. These disorders are a leading cause of sudden death among young athletes. Unfortunately, these conditions are often undetected until a life-threatening event occurs.
As a group, genetic arrhythmia conditions are rare and, due to the relatively low number of patients suffering from these conditions, few research dollars are raised to studying them in greater detail.