Mujeres por el corazón
We facilitate the early detection of cardiovascular disease symptoms
According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, 6% more women than men die of cardiovascular diseases in Spain. Cardiovascular disease is associated with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes and obesity. The good news is that the majority of these factors can be changed and are therefore preventable. With only a few small changes to our routine such as following a healthier and more balanced diet, doing regular exercise or giving up smoking, we can contribute to bringing these numbers down.
Fundación MAPFRE, Fundación Pro CNIC, the Spanish Heart Foundation and the Community of Madrid are leading the Mujeres por el corazón (Women for the Heart) program, with its goal to raise public awareness in general and for women in particular, in order to facilitate the early detection of cardiovascular disease symptoms and foster a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart.
From 2016 to 2020 Mujeres por el corazón (Women for the heart) carried out 170,000 check-ups on women in Spain, in their traveling bus.
This initiative is still being carried out in several Latin American countries. We collaborate with the Hospital del Corazón in Sao Paulo in Brazil, in Colombia we work with the Clínica Shaio and in Panama we work with the Ministry of Health.