The day she couldn’t make it up the stairs to her bedroom, new mother Jen Rohe knew she had a problem. At the hospital she was diagnosed with heart failure and received a heart transplant several weeks later.
“I'd never heard of women going into heart failure from pregnancy — that was definitely shocking,” Jen says. “I'm only learning now that can be a sign of heart issues.”
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. Unfortunately, many women lack sufficient awareness around heart disease to manage their risk.