Just a Little Heart Attack

 

Okay, we all enjoyed this funny little video.  But I hope you got the point.  Heart disease in women is no laughing matter.  In fact it is the #1 killer of women.  For more information on heart disease in women go to https://www.goredforwomen.org/

Heart Healthy Resolutions

The Heart Truth 2005
The Heart Truth 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the time of year when we make promises and plans to do better in the next year. Be sure to check out this article on Go Red for Women:  5 Heart Healthy Resolutions for the New Year.

Heart Disease: It’s not just a “guy thing.”

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campa...
The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Red Dress®, introduced by the NHLBI in 2002, is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. Visit http://www.hearttruth.gov for information on women and heart disease. ®, TM The Heart Truth, its logo and The Red Dress are trademarks of HHS. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Would you be surprised to know the #1 cause of death for women is heart disease?  It kills about 12 times more women annually than breast cancer.  For years we believed heart disease was a “guy thing.”  Now we know better.

Unfortunately, the medical profession has been slow in  providing up to date, accurate information on heart attack symptoms in women.  Our symptoms are different.

It often takes longer for  women to be diagnosed.  We may have symptoms we and even our doctors  do not recognize as a heart attack.  Learn the symptoms of heart attack in women.  If you are having symptoms of a heart attack call 911 and say “I am having symptoms of a heart attack.”

After losing my mother to heart disease almost two years ago this has become an important issue for me. So important that in addition to my yearly heart health post in February from now on there will be a Women’s Heart Health Thought every month.

Remember heart disease in not just a guy thing. Educate yourself.   Spread the word.  Promote research and awareness.

More information including symptoms of heart attack in women:

Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center

Go Red for Women

The Heart Truth

Women Heart

American Heart Association