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Go Red for Women campaign alerting heart attack dangers

February 1, 2013 1:58:53 PM PST

Even if you do everything right, a heart attack can happen to you. That's the message of the Go Red for Women campaign.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Since the Go Red movement began 10 years ago, women are a new focus of research. The heart for women act requires researchers to look at how drugs and medical devices affect women-, not just men.

And now a decade later, 330 fewer women are dying of heart disease every day, but are still like Dee Anderson and ignore the signs.

"Pressure, slight pressure in my chest that ran across the chest. Not in one particular spot. No pain, no stabbing pain or anything like that," she said.

Other signs of a heart attack in women:

  • Pain/discomfort in the back, arms, neck, jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Unexplained fatigue

    The message is not to worry that every little thing is a heart attack.

    But every woman Dr. Sapna Parikh has spoken to over the years who had a heart attack says the same thing, 'I knew something was just not right, that it wasn't just the flu or being overworked.' So don't ignore that little voice in your head.

    LINK: http://www.goredforwomen.org/

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