On Friday, February 7, 2014 red lights were shining on the front entrances of FMH Crestwood and women in RED were strolling through the doors and on to the red carpet to participate in “Listen to the Rhythm of Your Heart”, a GO RED women’s event for heart health education. The evening was filled with interactive dance and exercise such as Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Hula Hooping. In addition, there were many educational tables for women to actively take part in and earn points towards raffle tickets. Thanks to our business partners in the Frederick community, many exquisite items were raffled off which created smiles of delight. A highlight of the program was Dr. Aimee Park who gave two presentations on Women and Heart Health. Her engaging personality and expertise in women’s cardiac disease fully captured audience attention and spirited interest. Multicultural communities were widely represented not only by the participants but also those who helped plan this heart filled evening for the women of Frederick.
Below are some educational highlights:
- According to Aimee Sung-Un Park M.D.:
- Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Since 1984 the numbers have surpassed those in men.
- Women are more likely to have heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain which can make heart attacks harder to diagnose.
- Heart Attack Symptoms in women include: Chest or arm pain or discomfort, Shortness of breath, Indigestion, nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations (abnormal heartbeats), Unusual fatigue, Breaking out in a cold sweat, Lack of chest pain does not exclude a heart attack