Wear your heart on your sleeve. Mark your calendars with Wear Red Canada on February 13

Heart disease is on the rise and is the leading cause of death among women worldwide. And yet heart attack symptoms go unrecognized in more than 50% of women.

What else, first data indicates that people who have heart disease, vascular disease or who have had a stroke are at higher risk of serious illness or complications if they are infected with COVID-19.

These are disturbing facts. It’s time to wear our hearts on our sleeves to raise awareness for women’s heart health.

Heart Health Month is here and February 13th, Wear Red Day Canada, is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about women’s heart health and heart disease prevention.


Dr. Tara Sedlak, cardiologist and
Director of the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic.

Dr. Tara Sedlak, cardiologist and director of the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital, is a strong advocate for women’s heart health. On February 13, Dr. Sedlak and other leading cardiologists across the country are encouraging Canadians to wear red and join the conversation about women’s heart health and wellness.

“This year, for Wear Red Canada Day, we encourage everyone to take an interest in heart health and wellness,” said Dr. Sedlak. What does heart health look like for women? For you ? heart health and that of our loved ones? »

Over the past four years, the Wear Red Canada movement has grown with countless Canadians joining the conversation, provincial and municipal governments issuing proclamations as well as local landmarks lighting up the city in red. to raise awareness of women’s household health.

Here’s how you can get involved and raise awareness about women’s heart health issues on Wear Red Day.

  1. Wear red.

  2. Join the conversation in person and on social media using #HerHeartMatters.

  3. Attend the national webinar.

  4. Topic: #HerHeartMatters: the importance of preventing and recovering from heart and vascular disease

    Theme: To take care of others, you must first take care of yourself.

    Dated: Sunday, February 13, 2022

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PST

Click for event details and registration

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The Canadian Women Peer Support Heart Hub is a newly created resource aimed at increasing awareness and connections for women living with heart and vascular disease with peer supports that meet their needs.

For additional resources, including information on women-specific heart conditions as well as risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatment, visit Ottawa Heart Health.

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