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WomenHeart is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by focusing on Hispanic women and heart disease, and heart education in the Latina community.

Among Hispanic women, nearly one in three have cardiovascular disease; in fact, CVD causes more deaths for Hispanics than all forms of cancer combined. This is a silent killer in the female Hispanic-American community and we must do more to bring this health epidemic to the forefront.

The campaign, made possible by Burlington Stores, will run from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. With nearly 20,000 Latinas dying from heart disease each year, access to health information and resources is critical. Each day we will share heart health facts about Hispanic women and quotes from some of our WomenHeart Champions.  Hispanic women’s hearts matter, and we urge you to join the fight for every heart. Be sure to follow us on social media for news and updates about the campaign. 

#DelCorazón Twitter chat: September 26, 2018 1:00 PM ET

Join us for our #DelCorazón Twitter Chat, in efforts to bring to light the disparity in health and heart information among the Latina community.

In partnership with WomenHeart, the chat will be co-hosted by Dr. Maribel Hernandez, Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologist at Main Line Health and American Heart Association Por tu Corazon ambassador, and Fátima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. 

 Details: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST 


Dr. Maribel Hernandez is a member of the largest female cardiology team in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Hernandez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

A cardiologist for close to 20 years and member of the medical staff of Main Line Health for 14 years, Dr. Hernandez’ long standing passion for fighting heart disease includes an emphasis on outreach to the Latina community. As a Latina woman, Dr. Hernandez clearly understands the unique heart-health risk for the individuals of Hispanic descent.

She has participated in Go Red Corazón, (an AHA outreach to Latina women), and most recently was the recipient of the AHA Philadelphia Chapter’s 2014 Por Tu Corazón Ambassador Award for her extraordinary, long-standing passion and commitment to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the Latino community. 


Fátima Rodriguez, MD, MPH
is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University.

Her research interests include a range of issues relating to racial and ethnic disparities, cardiovascular disease prevention, health promotion, and leveraging technology to improve the care of diverse patients. Authoring over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has received several research honors including Stanford University’s Alderman Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, and the NIH’s National Service Research Award. Dr. Rodriguez was recently selected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and serves as an Associate Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch Cardiology


How to participate 

In addition to participating in our #DelCorazón Twitter Chat on September 26, WomenHeart will provide daily social media graphics with facts and quotes from our Champion community, experts on heart health, and stats on heart disease in the Latina community.

To participate, make sure to follow WomenHeart on social media. Then during the campaign, retweet our posts or create your own and tag WomenHeart, including the hashtag #DelCorazón. Download our toolkit for resources, instructions, and more ways to get involved.  

Twitter: @WomenHeartOrg

Facebook: @WomenHeartNational

Instagram: @WomenHeart

Partner with us

Through partnerships with women's-centered and health organizations, this campaign will have a broad reach and impact to help spread the word on a national scale.

For more information,email 

 Thank you to our 2018 partners!

The Alliance for Aging Research

Bellin Health

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Charm City Concierge

ColorComm Network


The FH Foundation

The Heart Truth

Hispanic Federation

Just Living Advocacy

La Clinica Del Pueblo

Main Line Health

Mended Hearts

Monarch Magazine

National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention

National Hispanic Medical Association

Norton Heart and Vascular Institute

NuDawn Marketing

Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Outcome Health

Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Stanford University School of Medicine

University of Kansas Hospital

Women Business Owners of Prince Georges County

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington



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