Heart Hospital of Austin raises awareness on Go Red day

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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

AUSTIN -- Part of the reason people at KVUE wore red Friday was to mark to the 10th anniversary of the American  Heart Association's Go-Red campaign.

Ten different women who are heart disease survivors stood behind ten red dresses Friday at the Heart Hospital of Austin

It was an opportunity to remind everyone that despite the strides made, heart disease is still the number one killer of women, and that 90 percent of all women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

"It's such an important message and I'm sure there's many women out there like me that just don't think it's something that could happen to them," said Tamra Gorman.

"We feel heart disease traditionally hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. But it's such an important killer. It takes 33 lives every day here in Texas in women alone," said Heart Hospital of Austin cardiologist Stanley Wang.

The Heart Association reports the awareness campaign has resulted in more than 627,000 women's lives being saved.
 

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