Barbra Streisand’s mission to end heart disease in women

Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease is now the No. 1 killer of women, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. And yet only 56 percent of American women realize that heart disease is their greatest health threat. To combat this gap in understanding – and the heart disease epidemic itself – Barbra Streisand has co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.