Revolutionary Feature Breaks Menopause Stigma and Empowers Women to Advocate for Themselves with Critical Heart Health Information 

Menlo Park, Calif., May 31, 2023—Hello Heart, the only digital therapeutic that focuses exclusively on heart health and helps over 100,000 users in the U.S., today announced the launch of the platform’s latest feature, the first-ever heart health service that provides menopausal women with the tools and information they need to take control of their heart health. Women in menopause have up to almost 3 times a higher risk of cardiovascular issues, including heart attacks, than premenopausal women of the same age. The new feature will empower women going through menopause to have meaningful discussions with their medical providers and take control of their heart health. 

“Women face a myriad of challenges in seeking and receiving adequate care for heart health issues,” said Maayan Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Hello Heart. “When it comes to menopause, women often face stigma, embarrassment, and a lack of clear and quality information. By receiving real-time data about their own health, women going through menopause will be armed with the resources to understand their heart health, its relationship to menopause, and advocate for adequate care.”

While symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats are widely recognized, the cardiovascular risks for women entering menopause often can't be seen or felt and many women aren’t even aware of them. Once women reach the age of 45, roughly the age of perimenopause, their risk for heart disease increases dramatically. The combination of the general lack of awareness of the importance of heart risk in women, stigma in society, and inadequate treatment can make it difficult for menopausal women to seek and receive care for their heart health issues related to menopause.  

“Menopause sharply reduces estrogen levels in women and can increase the risk for heart disease,” said Dr. Edo Paz, cardiologist and SVP of Medical Affairs at Hello Heart. ”Our feature will offer women credible information about menopause and the hormonal changes that can contribute to increased heart risk, as well as actionable insights around managing symptoms and reducing heart risk.”

The Hello Heart menopause feature will offer women education, support, and tools to better understand how menopause impacts their heart health and find ways to improve it. Upon using the Hello Heart monitor to check their blood pressure and heart rate, the app automatically syncs a user’s heart health profile with the latest clinical knowledge. Starting in mid-June, users will also receive a detailed report they can share with their doctor that offers data-driven looks at their heart health, with statistics on their blood pressure, visualization of heart rate and activity, and readouts of the impact of movement on their health. For women going through menopause, the feature also provides educational content on menopause including symptoms that can contribute to heart risk and suggestions to control risk factors and healthy lifestyle changes, consistent with best practices and medical guidelines.

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