National Wear Red Day


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Chances are you’ll be seeing a lot of people wearing red today. It’s part of a big push to get women to think seriously about heart disease.

Today is National Wear Red Day. Good Morning Connecticut spoke with doctors and health professionals at Yale-New Haven Hospital about heart disease, it’s symptoms and treatments.

“Women can have some unusual symptoms associated with heart disease, which makes it more challenging for both the patient and their doctor,” Dr. Lynda Rosenfeld said. Women may not even know they have heart disease.

“Typical symptoms include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, which can be a squeezing or pressure — that chest discomfort can radiate into the arm and into the jaw,” Dr. Jude Clancy said.

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