Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. Each year, one in three women dies of heart disease and stroke. With the right lifestyle changes, however, 80 percent of these deaths are preventable.
But, heart disease in women may have an atypical presentation, so do this first: “Seek attention immediately for any symptoms that seem to be out of the ordinary,” Stephen Lewis MD, of the TriHealth Heart Institute, explains. “Go to your doctor and sort out the issue.”
Celebrate Go Red for Women in February
Go Red for Women is a national movement dedicated to preventing cardiac-related deaths in females.
Create awareness by wearing red (Men, you can, too!) and start the journey toward a more active lifestyle by signing up for the Heart Mini in the spring.