Wear red Friday for American Heart Month

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by KVUE News

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 2 at 3:07 PM

February is American Heart Month, which for many, means a time to educate Americans about how to live more heart-healthy lives.

Heart disease, including strokes, kills more than half a million Americans every year. But in women, heart problems often present themselves very differently than they do in men.

Mary Mandel, a heart disease survivor, and Dr. Vinh Nguyen, a cardiologist at St. David's South Austin Medical Center, spoke to KVUE about heart disease.

For more on this issue and the quality of diagnosis and treatment outcomes in men and women, click here.

The American Heart Association encourages everyone to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 3 by wearing red. For more on that, click here.


 

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