Rep. Sherrill Introduces Legislation to Improve Women’s Heart Health Outcomes

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'Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced the Heart Health Enhancement through Access to Research and Training (HEART) Act, legislation to expand our knowledge of cardiovascular health to better diagnose, prevent, and treat illnesses in women and ensure women’s health needs are not overlooked. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death for women in the United States, disproportionately affecting women of color.

“Our medical system needs to rethink its approach to heart disease and women’s healthcare at large, from the manifestation of symptoms to pain management and treatment,” said Rep. Sherrill. “Failing to recognize the prevalence and presentation of heart disease in women and the different symptoms women can experience during a heart attack leads to poor care and in the worst-case scenario preventable death. Women in NJ-11 and across the country deserve the best possible healthcare and with this legislation, doctors and healthcare professionals will be better equipped to provide it.”'

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