National Wear Red Day: Raising awareness about women heart health

(AP File Photo/Toby Talbot)
(AP File Photo/Toby Talbot)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and heart attacks.

The focus is on women under the age of 55. Dr. Yan Liu from the Heart Hospital of Austin joined us in the KXAN studio.

A recent report says one in five young and middle age women didn’t have chest pain with their heart attack. Now there is an effort to get younger women screened for heart health.

Signs of heart attack:

  • Chest pain (uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest)
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

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