National Wear Red Day is not only to bring awareness to women with heart disease, red little hats play a role too.
The students' artwork was on display at Geisinger CMC at their Go Red for Women Day in Scranton.
"Heart disease kills 1 in 3 women", she said.
High blood pressure, diabetes, nicotine usage, sedentary lifestyles, obesity and stress can all put both men and women at greater risk for heart disease, Gresham said, adding that the single best thing to do to reduce one's risk is to quit smoking.
According to the AHA, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer among all Americans, and specifically among women.
"But now because of initiatives such as 'Go Red, ' we're paying attention to the hearts of women and I think we're getting incredible results", said Dr. Nidhi Kumar, a cardiologist and the director of women's health at Saint Peter's University Hospital. "When we talk about knowing your numbers that means knowing your blood pressure, weight, BMI, blood sugar and cholesterol numbers".
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You may have noticed a lot of people wearing red on Friday, February 2nd.
"I knew exactly what I was going to wear today because my office is doing an everyone dress in Eagles garb today".
Elizabeth Ogden, STAT Heart and STEMI coordinator, said women's symptoms are so atypical that they may think of them as something other than a coronary issue. "But when I was lying there with no pulse, I still heard my parents speaking to me, I heard them say 'Brittany, Brittany I love you, don't leave us, '" Williams said. The 60-year-old Midland resident has a congenital heart defect, and was told she was at a high risk for sudden death after a routine checkup.
According to Goswami, women can have symptoms we don't normally associate with heart problems, like jaw, stomach or back pain, or even just feeling exhausted.
"This is my life now where I take care of myself but other women's health, yes". But here's a more uplifting statistic for you - 80% of heart disease deaths are preventable. After surviving a stroke in July, the Coleman resident credits her own survival to the heart health movement.