The Phoenix mother joins the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2021 class of Real Heart Survivors


February 10, 2021
11:37 am

Jessica Diede from Phoenix was selected from more than 100 applicants worldwide to take part in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2021 “Real Women” class.

The American Heart Association, the global volunteer organization to fight heart disease and stroke, selected 22 stories about heart disease and stroke survivors as part of the association’s Go Red for Women movement to help raise awareness about cardiovascular disease leading murderer of women, according to a press release.

Mrs. Diede, 30, Raise awareness of cardiomyopathy during pregnancy and heart disease in people with no family history. you will serve as a Go Red for Women national volunteer for the American Heart Association for a year, the press release said.

“I hope that by having the opportunity to share my experiences with other women locally and nationally with the American Heart Association, we will raise awareness of these specific heart conditions, lower mortality rates, and those currently affected by the peripartum, hope of recovery can give cardiomyopathy, ”said Ms. Diede in a prepared statement.

She was 27 years old and 20 weeks pregnant with her second child when she reportedly suffered from shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat. Noticing the release, she described how her doctor “suspected fear”.

However, she requested a referral to a cardiologist who diagnosed her with peripartum cardiomyopathy. The press release goes on to say that her heart is failing. After the birth of her son, she began cardiac rehabilitation and slowly increased the pumping capacity of her heart.

The initiative helps women understand cardiovascular disease as their “greatest health threat” and take measures to reduce the risk. Each of the “real women” selected for this year’s class “has a unique journey to heart or brain health,” the press release said.

For the first time ever, the Class of 2021 will include two smaller groups of survivors focused on maternal health and congenital heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women in the US, killing one in three women each year. Research shows that heart attacks are on the increase in younger women.

New data from a study recently published in Circulation suggests that younger generations of women, Gen Z and Millennials, as well as Black and Hispanic women, are less aware of the growing health threat and unaware of the warning signs of heart attacks and strokes.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with support from National Wear Red Day matching partner Big Lots.

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