A woman dies of cardiovascular disease and stroke every 80 seconds in the U.S. Today, the American Heart Association asked men and women to wear red to bring awareness to the leading cause of death in women.
Your heart, your brain, you only get one of them. That’s why the 1st Friday of February is always marked as National Wear Red to bring awareness of heart disease.
Local physician, Dr. David Dargis said women play many roles, which can trigger more stress to the body. When it comes to strokes, Dr. Dargis said some women may be experiencing different emotions that could trigger the medical emergency.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Listening to advice from your doctor, making positive lifestyle changes is key.