People around the country "Go Red" for women's heart health

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - People all over the nation celebrated "National Wear Red Day," Friday, in order to promote women's heart health awareness.

On Thursday, the American Heart Association held a fashion show with celebrities such as Lindsey Vonn on hand wearing different red outfits, to raise awareness about the disease.

Heart Disease is the number one killer of women, and is more deadly than all of the cancers combined, and therefore heart health is being emphasized all across the country.

"The risk factors present differently in women than men," said Local Go Red Luncheon Chair, Denise Filhan. "Ninety percent of women has one or more risk factors, and they can be things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, limited exercise, and poor diet."

The signs of a heart attack in women can present in very subtle ways, such as shortness of breath, sweating, pressure in your chest, nausea, and even neck, back, or jaw pain.

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