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About The Heart Truth

The Heart Truth is described by the National Office of Women’s Health as a national awareness and prevention campaign about heart disease in women sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Heart Truth Campaign aims to make women more aware of the danger of heart disease. The campaign's goal is to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk of heart disease. A multitude of materials to educate patients about heart healthy behaviors are available on the website: http://www.womenshealth.gov/hearttruth/resources_patients.cfm

Topics include: recognizing the signs of a heart attack, information about high blood pressure, cholesterol and hormone therapy; weight loss tips; how the heart works; causes of coronary artery disease; and many more.

The Heart Truth® created the Red Dress® pin as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. The first Friday of February each year is National Wear Red Day®—a day when we hope to raise awareness of women's heart health and encourage all Americans nationwide to wear red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness.

A special "Ask the Expert" seminar on heart disease in women will be presented at the University of Utah in the Moran Eye Center first floor auditorium on February 23, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Cardiology experts will discuss questions you should ask your doctor to know what your risks are for heart disease and offer advice on how to lower your risks. There will also be a nutrition expert who will talk about SuperFoods to fight heart disease. Admission is free, but reservations are requested to ensure that there are enough materials for all attendees.

To reserve your place and for more information please contact Leanne Johnston at 801-585-9971 or leanne.johnston@hsc.utah.edu