UK’s Gill Heart Institute “went red” today.
February is Heart Month and Feb. 5 is the American Heart Association’s “Go Red Day” celebrating women’s heart health. The women — and men — of the Gill Heart Institute used the day to educate women about the differences in women’s vs. men’s hearts, heart disease and heart attack symptoms.
According to Dr. Gretchen Wells, director of the Women’s Heart Health Program at the Gill Heart Institute, “People assume all heart attacks feel like a crushing in the chest, but often, and for women in particular, the symptoms of a heart attack can be quite different,” Wells said. “Events like ‘Go Red Day’ give us another opportunity to teach women what to look for and how to take the best care of your heart.”