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Focus on women's health during American Heart Month

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024   

February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on potential cardiovascular risks.

Health experts said women, especially, should consider their heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

Erin Bennett, government relations director for the American Heart Association in Idaho, said women's risks sometimes are downplayed.

"Women are less likely to receive bystander CPR when they have a heart event," Bennett pointed out. "We know that people who have out-of-hospital cardiac events are less likely to get CPR or have good outcomes of that heart event."

Bennett stressed it is important for everyone to know how to perform CPR because they could help save someone's life. She also noted signs of a cardiac event can be different for women, including nausea and pain in both arms. Bennett noted women often think these are signs of stress or the flu, rather than a heart event.

She advised there are ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, such as a healthy, fiber rich diet.

"Things like monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis so that you are aware when your blood pressure is at a high level and doesn't regulate very well that you're at risk," Bennett explained.

Bennett added people should also stop using tobacco products to decrease their risk of a cardiac event.

Disclosure: The American Heart Association Western States Region contributes to our fund for reporting on Health Issues. If you would like to help support news in the public interest, click here.


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