Links to other Health Resources

Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program - Advocacy, Outreach and Useful Resources

The Center for Women’s Health program in cardiovascular disease was developed in response to the lack of awareness and recognition by women and health care providers that heart disease is the leading killer of women. The program underscores: patient care, education, research and advocacy. There are a number of external links providing educational resources.

Current Concept:

Heart Disease in Women
Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, MD

Resources within the Medical Center:

New York-Presbyterian the Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Columbia University

Columbia University Medical Center

“Be Fit to Be’ne’Fit

Research Links Depression to Cardiac Death In Women Who Show No Signs of Prior Heart Disease


External Links

American Heart Association

GoRed for Women

NEW YORK-February 18, 2010-The American Heart Association held its 11th annual New York City Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, February 26, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City .

The event brings awareness to the No.1 killer of women in this country. The Go Red For Women movement, and specifically the New York City luncheon, focuses on the most vital health challenge facing women - heart disease. When women learn to care for their hearts, they learn to appreciate their health, and their lives," said Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a co-chair of the 2010 New York City Go Red For Women Luncheon and President of the New York City Board of Directors. Go Red For Women is part of the American Heart Association's solution to help save women's lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable.

Pictured from left to right: Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, MD, Director, Center for Women's Health and member of Leadership Council; Marcia Gay Harden, Academy Award and Tony Award winning actress and GoRed Awardee; Macy's; Mary Ann McLauglin,MD, co-chair Board of Directors and co-chair 2010 New York City Go Red For Women Luncheon; and James Gandolfini, Emmy Award winning actor.






Office of Women’s Health Research (National Institutes of Health)

Society for Women’s Health Research

The Heart Truth (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Women Heart-The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Women’s Heart Health Education Initiative

Promise Love Your Heart

Chapter 7  The Heart and Circulation in WOMEN'S HEALTH FOR LIFE (DK Publishing, London and New York, 2009)

Chapter 7 written by Elsa-Grace Giardina MD, in collaboration with top women’s health experts from the United States and Great Britain, Women's Health for Life covers important women’s health topics from menarche to menopause, headaches to heart disease, and contraception to cancer, this highly illustrated hardcover edition is a valuable home reference for all women.

Women's Health for Life







The Heart Truth for Women: an Action Plan

The Heart Truth for Women: If You Have Heart Disease

The Heart Truth: Women and Heart Disease

The Heart Truth: Campaign Overview

The Red Dress: The National Symbol for Women and Heart Disease Awareness

The Heart Truth for African American Women: An Action Plan

The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan

The Heart Truth for Women: It’s Ageless

The Heart Truth Partners

Materials in Spanish: 

National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute: “The Heart Truth Campaign” – in Spanish

The Heart Truth: Campaign Overview

The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan

American Heart Association: “Go Red for Women”