Every day, around 200 French women die of cardiovascular disease. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), myocardial infarction (heart attack), transient ischemic attack (TIA)… This is the leading cause of death among women in France. However, according to experts, cardiovascular disease is preventable in 8 out of 10 cases with the help of early detection and appropriate care!
Precisely: from Tuesday November 8, 2022 to Thursday November 10, 2022, the Bus du Cœur des Femmes is settling in Paris. This mobile screening and prevention operation is organized by the Agir pour le Cœur des Femmes foundation: the main objective is to target women in vulnerable situations, who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Comprehensive screening for women’s health
Concretely, the Bus du Cœur des Femmes will be located from November 8 to 10, 2022 in Paris, on the Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, in front of the Halle Pajol in the 18th arrondissement. The screening process consists in particular of an interview with a doctor, a measurement of blood pressure, blood sugar and lipids, a consultation in addictology and gynecology, or even an arterial screening by ultrasound to women most at risk.
In addition, around the bus, several stands provide information on gender-based and sexual violence, introduction to adapted physical activity (APA), training in life-saving gestures…
Are you interested but unable to be available on these dates? Good news: the Women’s Heart Bus will then pass through two additional cities: La Baule-Saint Nazaire and Bobigny.
More info on Acting for the hearts of women.