Go Red for Women

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.~ Josiah G. Holland

Tomorrow, Feb 1st, is the beginning of “American Heart Month” and it also the beginning of “Go Red for Women” month, where women and heart disease are highlighted.

I support both campaigns and will, to turn this blog RED for the next month in honor of all women that have or will have a heart “issue”. 

Men, DON’T let those ladies in your life go without treatment or being checked if there’s even a remote chance of a heart problem. Ladies, don’t be like men and IGNORE the signs …… get to the doctor immediately.

Here are a few eye-opening facts –

  • Only 13 percent of women view heart disease as a health threat, even though it’s women’s No. 1 killer 
  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 480,000 women a year, about one per minute 
  • One in three adult females and males in the United States suffers from a form of CVD 
  • CVD claims more lives than the next four most common causes of death combined 
  • On average, an American dies of CVD every 35 seconds 
  • Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 single killer of women over age 25 
  • Sixty-four percent of women who died suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms 
  • One in 2.6 female deaths are from CVD, compared with one in 30 from breast cancer 
  • Heart disease rates in post-menopausal women are two to three times higher than in pre-menopausal women of the same age 


About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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7 Responses to Go Red for Women

  1. Thank you for the awareness blog. Wish there was a way to post to Facebook!

  2. Reblogged this on The Other Side of Ugly and commented:
    As you know, young, energetic and otherwise very health me recently underwent a heart procedure. This message is important. Please read and reblog for awareness. Please. ❤❤❤ Sheri

  3. pjb1943 says:

    For your own sakes, ladies, and everyone who loves you, please take care of your heart !!! Only lucky people get a second chance with heart attack. Please be aware of women’s symptoms and do what is necessary to protect yourself.
    Heart Attack Signs in Women:
    1.Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
    2.Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
    3.Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
    4.Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
    5.As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
    For yours and all our sake
    Give your heart a break !

  4. Robyn Lee says:

    Thank you for this reminder ~ Sheri and Paul too ~ I believe in awareness and finding our body’s wisdom in whatever way we can. This is such a “sneaky” ailment — have been through several scares (DVTs and SVTs) and get so many symptoms due to my muscle/skeletal issues that it’s hard to know what is going on in this body of mine… Blessings, Love, Health and Wonder Always, Robyn

  5. combs2jc says:

    Reblogged this on joeccombs2nd and commented:
    Please read.

  6. wendyjean56 says:

    Have to say I’m excited to be at American Heart Association today and am proudly wearing RED!

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