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National Wear Red Day for women’s heart health

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s National Wear Red Day! Many of us are doing our part to take a stand against heart disease, and you can too.

This campaign was launched 20 years ago to spread awareness about the number one killer for both women and men. This day specifically focuses on women.

Nearly 45 percent of women over 20 live with some form of cardiovascular disease, and women are 23 percent less likely to survive cardiac arrest.

Adrianne Edlund, the Director of Nursing at U of R said, “One of the other pieces about women’s health is that we don’t have the same symptoms that a lot of men have. So our symptoms of a heart attack are sometimes much more benign that you may shake off and say ‘Oh I’m coming down with something else’. So providing that education and knowing what your risk factors are to reduce them is hugely important.”

Some symptoms can include ongoing pain or discomfort in the arm, shortness of breath, nausea, and jaw pain. All reasons to immediately check in with your doctor.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s National Wear Red Day! Many of us are doing our part to take a stand against heart disease, and you can too.

This campaign was launched 20 years ago to spread awareness about the number one killer for both women and men. This day specifically focuses on women.

Nearly 45 percent of women over 20 live with some form of cardiovascular disease, and women are 23 percent less likely to survive cardiac arrest.

Adrianne Edlund, the Director of Nursing at U of R said, “One of the other pieces about women’s health is that we don’t have the same symptoms that a lot of men have. So our symptoms of a heart attack are sometimes much more benign that you may shake off and say ‘Oh I’m coming down with something else’. So providing that education and knowing what your risk factors are to reduce them is hugely important.”

Some symptoms can include ongoing pain or discomfort in the arm, shortness of breath, nausea, and jaw pain. All reasons to immediately check in with your doctor. Read More HealthRochesterFirst  

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