WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Patient Organizations
CONTACT INFORMATION: 
818 18th Street NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20006
United States
Phone: 
(202) 728-7199
Fax: 
(202) 728-7239

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease was founded in 1999 by three women who had heart attacks while in their 40s and faced many obstacles, including misdiagnosis and social isolation: Nancy Loving, Jackie Markham, and Judy Mingram. These women, who lived respectively in Washington, DC, New York City, and Santa Ana, CA did not know each other at the time of their heart attacks. But they each shared a common experience about how little information or services were available for women with heart disease. To them, the issue seemed invisible within the women’s health care community.