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Choose Your Impact - Heart Health



Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program is a US Initiative that educates, engages, and empowers women to live healthy lifestyles by learning symptoms and prevention tips for women's heart disease.

Heart Disease. Get the facts.

  • 42% of women who have heart attacks die within one year (vs. 24% for men)
  • 1 in 3 women over age 20 has some form of cardiovascular disease
  • A woman is 10 times more likely to die of a heart attack than breast cancer

BUT...82% of heart disease is preventable. Prevention begins with YOU!

Breakthrough Research at
Hadassah Medical Organization's Heart Health Institute, Jerusalem

Medical Firsts

  • 1964 - 1st hospital in Israel to perform Double Bypass surgery
  • 1986 - 1st successful heart transplant in Israel
  • 2009 - The Cathlab team at the HMO's Heart Institute performs the first trans-catheter implantations of aortic valves
  • 2013 - 1st in Israel multidisciplinary facility to treat pediatric vascular defects

Major Breakthroughs

  • 2010 - 1st for Israel, 5th time in the world: twins delivered to mother with heart transplant
  • 2012 - The Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Institute in Jerusalem is dedicated by Irene Pollin to promote heart health in women

Empower yourself. Be an Advocate. Take Action. For more information contact health@hadassah.org

Find Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program™ seminars, workshops and events in your area.

Click on hearts for more information.


= Past Event (79) = Upcoming event (14)

Want to bring Every Beat Counts to your area and add your unit's heart to this map? Please contact Clara Gillman at cgillman@hadassah.org
If you're a Hadassah member interested in running an Every Beat Counts event, please refer to the Intranet for resources and instructions,
For more heart health resources, check out Hadassah Atlanta's great example.



Hadassah makes no representations and/or warranties, and does not endorse any of the speakers participating in this program, or any medical advice contained in this program and its applicability to particular persons. Hadassah shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any one as a result of any information distributed during this program. We encourage all persons to consult with their own healthcare professionals prior to embarking on, or modifying any course of treatment.

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