McLeod Hosts Free Educational Events on Women and Heart Disease

SGMC observes Heart Health Month

Health Briefs

The American Heart Association states heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths among women each year. The American Heart Association is doing a lot to bring attention to the issue of heart health. Women should know their cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar levels. Many area cities and counties, local media anchors, over 100 businesses and thousands of individuals - will Go Red. We are all walking around.90 percent of women are walking around with one or two risk factors that makes them a higher candidate for a heart attack. The hats were knit by volunteers as part of the Go Red For Women Campaign. The differences - which include artery size, blood pressure, resting heart rate and differences in the way plaque builds up in the blood vessels - make it more hard to properly diagnose heart problems in women, it concludes. On Saturday, February 3, the American Heart Association is sponsoring Triangle Go Red for Women Health Screening and Hemline for Hearts.

The Tri-State Goes Red for Women Celebration luncheon will be hosted at noon Friday at the St. Mary's Conference Center at 2849 5th Ave.in Huntington. Historically, heart disease was considered a disease only effecting men. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Youngblood, Media Information Technology Director of The Union Connection Cable Channel 192, suffered a heart attack on September 14, 2015 and a second one on October 18, 2016. The program aims to raise awareness about heart health and congenital heart defects.

Women, be aware that a heart attack doesn't often look like the chest clutching pain you see on TV. Their goal is to encourage women and their families to take action and live a healthier lifestyle. Cardiovascular diseases in the US kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds.

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