Here is Renee's interview with Leigh Newton Pechillo, a heart patient survivor and volunteer for the American Heart Association.
She shares her story of being a survivor and explains why it's so important to bring awareness to heart disease in women. She also chats about the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign!
Listen below for the complete interview:
Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?
The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
That’s approximately one woman every minute!
But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men.
What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.
There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. In this section, we’ll arm you with the facts and dispel some myths – because the truth can no longer be ignored.