Despite being responsible for causing 35% of deaths in women each year, cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women remains understudied, under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, with women under-represented in clinical trials. To tackle these inequities, 17 experts from 11 countries have authored the first-ever global report on CVD in women. The all -female-led Commission outlines 10 ambitious new recommendations to tackle inequities in targeting diagnosis, treatment, and prevention to reduce CVD in women, including educating health care providers and patients on early detection to prevent heart disease in women; scaling up heart health programs in highly populated and underdeveloped regions; and prioritizing sex-specific research on heart disease in women and intervention strategies for women.
Women as One was founded in 2019 by Dr. Roxana Mehran & Dr. Marie-Claude Morice, two internationally recognized leaders in cardiovascular care and research.
Our mission is to promote talent in medicine, providing women physicians with unique professional opportunities. By doing this, we aim to build a more inclusive, diverse and just workforce in medicine.