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Women’s heart health

Let’s have a heart-to-heart about women and heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death among women in the U.S.1 We need to change that. That’s why Aetna®, a CVS Health® Company, covers heart disease screenings for women under most plans. Learn how you can keep your heart healthy.

A woman’s heart shouldn’t be an afterthought

A woman’s heart shouldn’t be an afterthought

Here’s news worth sharing: Nearly 80% of deaths from premature heart disease are preventable.2 Changes in physical activity, diet, smoking and managing of common medical conditions can all help prevent heart disease. And so can staying on top of critical health screenings.


If you’re an Aetna member, your plan likely covers heart disease screenings.

So be sure to talk to your doctor about what screenings are right for you. Don’t have a regular doctor, or primary care physician? You can find one on your member website. Many MinuteClinic® at CVS® locations offer heart health screenings from board-certified professionals, too.

CVS Health has joined the American Heart Association® in supporting women’s heart health.

African American women are at increased risk for heart disease


of African American women, ages 20 and older, have heart diseases.3

Your Aetna health plan may offer more benefits that can help

Your Aetna health plan may offer more benefits that can help

Many Aetna plans cover: ​


  • Heart disease screenings​
  • Discounted blood pressure monitors​
  • Smoking cessation programs​
  • Lifestyle and condition coaching

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women and heart disease.  Updated July 12, 2022. Accessed September 14, 2022.

2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Transcript for VitalSigns Teleconference: Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes. Updated September 7, 2018. Accessed September 14, 2022.

3American Heart Association. Go Red for Women. Heart disease in African American women. Accessed September 14, 2022. 

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