This Friday – February 5, 2016 Is Heart Healthy – Little Red Dress Day!

Go RED for womenDid you know only 55 percent of all women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer or know the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

 

Everybody thinks about their dad having a heart attack, but nobody thinks about their mom, having one. It’s important for women to know these warning signs and to pay attention to them if they occur. Heart attacks are not just for old men…

Heart Attack Symptoms In Women

*Shortness of breath.

*Nausea.

*Jaw pain.

*Back pain.

Pain in one or both arms

Sweating

Pressure/Squeezing in the center of your chest

Pain in the neck..

Pain in the stomach.

Lightheadedness

 

Watch this entertaining video featuring comedian and actress Elizabeth Banks.

She acts out many of the heart attack symptoms that are common in women, but not commonly known – and often brushed off as the flu, stress or simply feeling under the weather.  She goes on to show how women go to great pains to take care of their families and friends, while ignoring their own needs – even being apologetic for bothering the 9-1-1 dispatcher, and more concerned about the mess in the house that will greet the emergency medics.

 

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The Little Red Dress is The American Heart Association’s symbol for women’s heart health and awareness of heart attack symptoms in women.

Be Heart Smart – And don’t forget to Go Red this Friday!                          

Learn more at:  www.goredforwomen.org

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