Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
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Go Red For Women: Wear red today

Go Red For Women: Wear red today

According to the American Heart Association, 64 percent of women who die from heart disease showed no previous symptoms.

The report in the journal Circulation found that 121.5 million adults in the United States in 2016 'have some type of cardiovascular disease'.

In 2017, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology updated the definition of high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80 mm Hg. Exercise, making healthy food choices and managing blood pressure are measures you can take to avoid heart problems in the future. Before, it was 140/90 mm Hg.

Staff at UConn Health wore a piece of red clothing on Friday, Feb. 1, National Wear Red Day, to help raise awareness about the importance of preventing heart disease and stroke in women.


Yet living a heart-healthy lifestyle can help reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

Long Beach Medical Center offers a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation for women and men that focuses on early detection and prevention strategies to improve an individual's life-long health and well-being.

"I am so proud of our associates for standing in solidarity with the millions of women battling heart disease".

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