The first Friday of every February isn’t your average Friday, it’s National Wear Red Day. Today, our nation wears red to raise awareness about heart disease - a leading cause of death for Americans. Although heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 American mortalities, it also is largely preventable. That’s why we join together to raise awareness and educate our communities about heart disease and how to protect your heart.
Understand what puts your heart at risk for heart disease. 47% of Americans have at least 1 of the 3 key risk factors for heart disease:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Other risk factors for heart disease include:
- Physical inactivity
- Family history of early coronary heart disease
- Age (for women, 55 and older)
Take the steps to protect your heart - that’s where the Hello Heart program comes in!
- Know your numbers: Tracking your blood pressure is a key step to a healthier heart. With Hello Heart, you’ll be able to monitor and understand what causes your BP to rise and fall all from the privacy of your smartphone.
- Eat for heart health - find great recipes & foods to add to your diet here.
- Be physically active
- Don’t smoke
Be sure to spread the word about heart disease prevention, wear red, and take care of your own heart.
About Hello Heart
Hello Heart is an easy-to-use program that helps you track, manage and improve your heart health from the privacy of your own phone. The Hello Heart program is offered at no cost to eligible members and includes a FREE blood pressure monitor and an engaging app.
Hello Heart does not provide medical advice. You should always consult with your doctor about your individual care.
1. Gazit T, Gutman M, Beatty AL. Assessment of Hypertension Control Among Adults Participating in a Mobile Technology Blood Pressure Self-management Program. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2127008, https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.27008. Accessed October 19, 2022. (Some study authors are employed by Hello Heart. Because of the observational nature of the study, causal conclusions cannot be made. See additional important study limitations in the publication. This study showed that 108 participants with baseline blood pressure over 140/90 who had been enrolled in the program for 3 years and had application activity during weeks 148-163 were able to reduce their blood pressure by 21 mmHg using the Hello Heart program.) (2) Livongo Health, Inc. Form S-1 Registration Statement. https:/www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1639225/000119312519185159/d731249ds1.htm. Published June 28, 2019. Accessed October 19, 2022. (In a pilot study that lasted six weeks, individuals starting with a blood pressure of greater than 140/90 mmHg, on average, had a 10 mmHG reduction.) NOTE: This comparison is not based on a head-to-head study, and the difference in results may be due in part to different study protocols.
2. Validation Institute. 2021 Validation Report (Valid Through October 2022). https://validationinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Hello_Heart-Savings-2021- Final.pdf. Published October 2021. Accessed October 19, 2022. (This analysis was commissioned by Hello Heart, which provided a summary report of self-fundedemployer client medical claims data for 203 Hello Heart users and 200 non-users from 2017-2020. Findings have not been subjected to peer review.)