Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women, but it is preventable. Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. That's approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
American Heart Month is a time when The Christ Hospital Health Network looks to educate the community about heart disease and how you can improve your odds. Maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure, quitting tobacco, and getting regular weekly exercise can help lower your risk of developing heart disease.
Heart in the News
More than three months into her recovery, meet the recipient of this historic surgery.
Black American adults were 40 percent more likely to have high blood pressure, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic white Americans to have their blood pressure under control.
“It’s usually linked to an emotional or physical stress. It can be from an accident, or someone loses a spouse or partner, and has an emotional or physical stress,” said Dr. Dean Kereiakes with The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute.
There are new concerns about the aftermath of a recent study which showed many people stopped taking their medications for heart disease and blood pressure during the pandemic.
Dr. Geetha Bhat discusses women's heart health and the importance of CPR training for American Heart Month.
Terri Cecere received Christ's first heart transplant under a program launched by the hospital in October 2022.
From pain after chest compressions to the need to build back stamina, interventional cardiologist Dr. Puvi Seshiah says once patients are out of the crisis stage after a heart event, they begin the real healing.
Technology noninvasively predicts reduction of blood flow to the heart caused by blockages in coronary arteries.
South Asian-American communities have seen alarming trends in cardiovascular health.
Featured Healthspirations Articles
For years, many women with microvascular disease have been told their heart symptoms are psychological. See how one woman's 16-year quest for answers finally lead to a proper diagnosis and treatment at The Christ Hospital Women's Heart Center.
Known as a "silent killer," aortic aneurysm often goes undetected until it's too late. Dr. Geoffrey Answini with The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute shares the risk factors to watch.
CPR performed by a trained bystander increases a person's chance of surviving cardiac arrest. We have the facts about CPR and AEDs.
After learning about how prevalent heart disease was in her family, Q102 radio personality Jennifer Fritsch took our $29 heart and vascular screening, which helps prevent and detect heart disease. Read what she learned.
You’re never too young to start taking care of your heart health. B-105’s Anna talks to preventative cardiologist Dr. Joel Forman about steps to take now for a heart-healthy future.
Have you ever heard pregnancy described as a woman’s first stress test? Q102’s Jennifer Fritsch talks to women’s heart expert Dr. Odayme Quesada about protecting the heart during pregnancy, and how current moms can join a study to protect women’s hearts.
American Heart Association Heart Mini-Marathon & Walk
Sunday, March 19 | Downtown Cincinnati
Join a team with The Christ Hospital Health Network or start your own team. When you join Heart Walk, you join more than a million people in 300+ cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease and helping to save lives.
Go Red for Women Luncheon
Friday, May 12 | Great American Ball Park
Meet the 2022 Go Red for Women Real Women, an incredible group of heart disease and stroke survivors committed to sharing their stories to raise awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – cardiovascular disease. These 12 women embody everything it means to "live fierce" and are sharing their powerful stories as national volunteers to help empower women everywhere to take control of their health.
The Christ Hospital Women's Heart Center is looking for women who have given birth in the past 2 - 10 years who were diagnosed with preeclampsia for a clinical research study into the effects of preeclampsia on heart structure and function. To see if you qualify, take this free online risk assessment.
Three quick, non-invasive screening tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm, AFib, carotid artery disease, and peripheral arterial disease. Eligibility criteria may apply.
When it's your heart, it's worth accessing the region's experts. A second opinion can help ease your mind by discussing your diagnosis with a specialist in your specific condition and understanding all of the treatment options available.
The symptoms and progression of cardiovascular conditions like heart attacks and heart failure can be very different in women than men. They require in-depth knowledge for correct diagnosis and treatment. Our Women's Heart Center takes a comprehensive approach to women's heart and vascular health that includes excellent cardiac medical care, education, community outreach and research.