Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for women worldwide. In 2018, 27.2% of women died from CVD in Singapore, which accounts for about 1 out of 3 female deaths. Women are as vulnerable as men to get CVD. Knowing the common risk factors and recognising the signs and symptoms is the first step in fighting against CVD and saving women’s lives.
Dr Goh Ping Ping
Chairwoman, Go Red for Women Singapore
Dr Chan Wan Xian
Committee Member, Go Red for Women Singapore
– What is Go Red for Women (GRFW) campaign?
– Why is the campaign targeted at women?
– What are some of the symptoms of cardiovascular disease in women? Is there any difference as compared to men?
– What are the risks of CVD that women should take note of?
– When should women start checking for their heart health?
– Tips on how to make positive changes towards a more heart-healthy lifestyle.
– What does the Singapore Heart Foundation do to help fight cardiovascular disease in women?