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Your Healthy Family: Women's heart health

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The American Heart Association has declared Friday "National Wear Red Day." 
The goal is to raise women's awareness of their heart health.
Doctors say women tend to be so busy, they often neglect to do the things they need to do to keep their own bodies running.
"Women often put themselves last and when we look at the statistics that heart disease is the number one killer of all women - women need to put themselves first," said Suzanne Steinbaum, MD - Lenox Hill Hospital.
Research shows women are far more likely to call for help when they believe someone else is having a heart attack, than themselves.
A recent study found women are considerably more likely than men to let obligations like work, family, and friends disrupt their exercise routine.
A woman's heart disease risk increases with high blood pressure during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and depression.
Signs of a heart attack in women can be subtle - and don't always involve chest pain.
Other symptoms include shortness of breath, pain the jaw and back, extreme fatigue and nausea. 

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