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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Team Plano Wear RED Day Supporters Focus on Warning Signs

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Every 43 seconds. That’s how frequently someone has a heart attack – per the American Heart Association. The purpose of National Wear Red Day is to raise awareness for heart health for everyone – particularly women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.

It’s an all too familiar scene in the movies when a man clutches his chest or grabs his left arm and falls down. Symptoms of heart attacks in women aren’t always as dramatic. Often the early warning signs are dismissed as being something far less life-threatening (flu, food poisoning, acid reflux, etc.). Yes, chest pressure is common in both men and women, but caution signs for women can include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pressure in upper abdomen or lower chest
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Upper back pressure
  • Lightheadedness or fainting

Here are photos of some Team Plano members who wore RED and are committed to promoting better health.

Nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented. The American Heart Association shares helpful facts about Heart Attack Symptoms in Women. Check out their interactive cardiovascular library.

Watch the video “Just a Little Heart Attack” starring and directed by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks.

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