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Fight the Ladykiller

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In November of 2014, the Women's Heart Alliance launched the Fight the Ladykiller Campaign, an effort to tackle the number one killer of women — heart disease. The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is a founding collaborator of the Women's Heart Alliance. We are joined by The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. The Women's Heart Alliance was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women's heart disease.

Most Women Don't Know They're At Risk

Every minute, a women dies from heart disease and heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. However, new survey data shows that an alarming 45 percent of U.S. Women ages 25-60 don't know heart disease is their number one killer. The challenge is that women's heart attack symptoms are often different than men's. This results in women and their health care providers not recognizing the symptoms and delaying much needed care. Heart disease in women is under-researched, often goes untreated and is often misdiagnosed. It's time to fight back.

Take the Pledge

Women make up 51 percent of the country's population, yet they are only 24 percent of the participants in heart-related studies. That is unacceptable. Take the pledge to show your commitment to getting more heart health research for women. The more we know, the more equipped we can be to fight women's heart disease.

Partnering With Cedars-Sinai

NewYork-Presbyterian joined this effort with Cedars-Sinai because both medical centers are dedicated to women's heart health. Through their work with patients, their respective communities and in clinical research, both institutions saw the need to take this issue beyond their own doors and onto a national platform to make a bigger impact on this devastating disease.