Millions of people across the nation will wear red in support of women’s heart health.
American Heart Association staff say there are many misconceptions about heart diseases.
The students’ artwork was on display at Geisinger CMC at their Go Red for Women Day in Scranton.
Dr. Brian Wall with McLeod Cardiology Associates spoke at a luncheon. “I think it will help people think about those things”.
Tara, now 43, has changed her outlook on life. I never had a problem.
“I’ve had 22 cardioversions, I’ve had two oblasions, and I now live in a fibrillation”, said Christensen. Here’s the story of one heart attack survivor who wants other women to know the warning signs.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is out with a startling new report on women’s heart health. “They don’t get the same medical or procedural treatments that men receive”, she said. For Linda Smith she says she was one of the lucky ones and is fighting back and spreading awareness that is, also, known as the silent killer.
This is one event aimed at helping to keep you healthy, and with good reason. “Your diet, exercise, managing your stress, and getting your numbers to goal – that’s blood pressure, cholesterol, sugars and your weight”.
“Younger women have more calcified plaque, and they present much sicker”, Zeglin said.
“We like to [take] half of our meal home, something we’ve learned through the classes”, Tomczyk says.
“For some part of life, women are protected by estrogen”. This can cause a heart attack or stroke.
“My daughter said that, I stopped, I said, ‘oh, no, ‘ I set my Starbucks coffee cup down on the ground, I laid down and I died”, said Dragoo.
Heart disease now affects 44 million women in the United States and heart disease or stroke kill 1 out of every 3 women.