I had no idea that heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide- until my own heart attack in May of 2008.
I really wish I knew long before then what I’ve learned since. But my hope now is to share what I’ve learned with other women – from the unique perspective of a survivor of a misdiagnosed heart attack, and a 2008 graduate of the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium for Women with Heart Disease at the world famous Mayo Clinic. You can learn more about my public presentations on women’s heart health here.
Stay along for the ride with me . . . ♥
(This was my very first – and shortest – post on April 5, 2009, the day I launched my Heart Sisters blog. At that time, I’d spent almost a year doing my free “Pinot & Prevention” community talks about women’s heart health since completing my Mayo training. I wanted to launch a little 3-page static site to help readers book one of my talks. I gradually began adding longer articles in response to the many questions the women in my audiences were most frequently asking.
Since then, this site has had over 19 million views. In 2017, my book “A Woman’s Guide To Living With Heart Disease“ (based on 700+ Heart Sisters articles over the years) was published by Johns Hopkins University Press. You can ask for it at your local bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon or order it directly from Johns Hopkins University Press. Use their code HTWN to save 30% off the list price).