A healthy heart supplies your body with the right amount of blood at the rate needed to work well. If disease or injury weakens your heart, your body's organs won't receive enough blood to work normally. Heart disease can disrupt a heart's normal electrical system and pumping functions. Diseases and conditions of the heart's muscle make it hard for your heart to properly pump blood.
As you know, the International system partners with the American Heart Association’s campaign Go Red for Women. I encourage each of you to browse the American Heart Association as well as the Go Red for Women websites to find out more information on simple ways you can live a heart healthy lifestyle. Make sure that you are encouraging those around you to do the same.