Know Your Risk

Just because you feel fine doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk for heart disease. There are many factors that can increase a woman’s risk of heart disease, and they are much more than just the obvious factors like age or weight.

For example, Veronica Sanchez thought she was perfectly healthy, and had no idea her risk factors were so high until she suffered two heart attacks one day apart. Turns out she had a history of heart disease on both sides of her family which greatly increased her risk. She also had some unhealthy eating habits that needed to change. Since her recovery she has become a vocal spokesperson for Go Red For Women, and encourages women to assess their own risk of heart disease. As Veronica says it, “Being aware may just save your life.”

With heart disease, you may not get a second chance to win the battle. So the time to assess your risk is right now.