Published : Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 12:57 PM
Huntington Hospital, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), is celebrating Heart Month in February. On Friday, February 2, hospital employees, volunteers, physicians and friends gathered at the hospital entrance for National Wear Red Day®, uniting with millions of people across the country to help raise awareness about heart disease in women.
According to the AHA, heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men.
“With heart disease and stroke, women need to pay particular attention to their heart and brain health,” said Azhil “Alex” Durairaj, MD, FACC, FSCAI, medical director of cardiovascular services, Huntington Hospital. “Every day, I tell my patients to remember these important actions to help prevent heart disease – know your numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass numbers), and keep it simple – making small changes in your diet and lifestyle can make a big difference in your health.”
For more information about women and heart disease, please visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/fight-heart-disease-women-go-red-women-official-site/about-heart-disease-in-women/facts-about-heart-disease/