Let’s have a heart to heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

Surprised? You’re not alone. More than 50% of women in the U.S. don’t know the facts: Heart disease kills 1 in 3 women in our country. Compare that to breast cancer that kills 1 in 30. Or all cancers combined, which kill fewer than heart disease. The good news? 80% of heart disease is preventable. So let’s get the word out. Knowledge is power.


Our Mission

We at takeheart.live want to ensure 100% of U.S. women are aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death.

And we take that mission to heart. Because we want to prevent heart problems and treat them more quickly.

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Our Impact

As a survivor, Rebecca Trahan is compelled to share her story. She had known that heart disease was the leading killer of women; she just never considered that it could happen to her. Rebecca wants to pass on that understanding to other women: it could happen to them, too.

Knowledge is power.


1 in 3

women die of cardiovascular disease

One in three women die of cardiovascular disease. It is the number one risk to women.



women more likely to die than men

In the first year after a cardiac event women are 1.5 times more likely to die then men.



of heart disease is preventable

Approximately 80% of heart disease is preventable with lifestyle changes including diet and exercise. Awareness is also key in combating the disease.


Our Programs

Our programs are currently under development but all of the below are available and more becoming available as we write.




public speaking engagements

alliances with health care professionals


educational and outreach programs


July 22, 2013 

Still, her heart was on the verge of destruction. Trahan made it home to Houston that Wednesday, but she waited until the following Tuesday to see a doctor. A few tests later, she was on her way by ambulance to the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

"Can't I take my own car?" she asked.

"Rebecca," a doctor told her, "you fail to see the gravity of the situation."

She gets it now. "My heart was failing," Trahan says. "I wound up with triple-bypass surgery."

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