Wear your Dress! Heart Felt Love…February

 Did you know (according to the American Heart Association)…?

  • Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and is more deadly than all cancer types combined.
  • One in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year. Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
  • Ninety percent of women in the United State have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Of African American women ages 20 and older, 46.9 percent have cardiovascular disease.
  • A heart attack can strike at any age.

As with men, the most common heart attack symptom in women is chest pain or discomfort. Women, however, can often have atypical signs that we tend to overlook:

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness or pain in the center of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back , neck, jaw or stomach
  • Signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, lightheadness
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort

Stay tuned for more heart facts during the month of February!!!

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