Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S., yet it is 80 percent preventable if people reduce risk factors.
Each year, more women than men die from the disease, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is on the forefront of research and care to understand how it affects women differently, reduce risk factors, and provide the most advanced treatment. The hospital's Heart & Vascular Center cares for more than 50,000 patients annually.
On February 6, 2015, staff across BWH participated in National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness for women’s heart health. (In these photos, several staff members show their spirit, including BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD, at left.)