Go red for women strategically focused research network: Summary of findings and network outcomes

Marie Pierre St-Onge, Brooke Aggarwal, Matthew A. Allison, Jeffrey S. Berger, Sheila F. Castañeda, Janet Catov, Judith S. Hochman, Carl A. Hubel, Sanja Jelic, David A. Kass, Nour Makarem, Erin D. Michos, Lori Mosca, Pamela Ouyang, Chorong Park, Wendy S. Post, Robert W. Powers, Harmony R. Reynolds, Dorothy D. Sears, Sanjiv J. ShahKavita Sharma, Tanya Spruill, Gregory A. Talavera, Dhananjay Vaidya

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Abstract

The Go Red for Women movement was initiated by the American Heart Association (AHA) in the early 2000s to raise awareness concerning cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women. In 2016, the AHA funded 5 research centers across the United States to advance our knowledge of the risks and presentation of CVD that are specific to women. This report highlights the findings of the centers, showing how insufficient sleep, sedentariness, and pregnancy-related complications may increase CVD risk in women, as well as presentation and factors associated with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in women. These projects were augmented by collaborative ancillary studies assessing the relationships between various lifestyle behaviors, including nightly fasting duration, mindfulness, and behavioral and anthropometric risk factors and CVD risk, as well as metabolomic profiling of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in women. The Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network enhanced the evidence base related to heart disease in women, promoting awareness of the female-specific factors that influence CVD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere019519
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the American Heart Association
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Health outcomes
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pregnancy
  • Sedentary behavior
  • Sleep
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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