Her son was four and her daughter fourteen when Paula had her heart attack four years ago. She has since then learned that she has Prinzmetal's angina. At 46 years of age, Paula jokes that she takes more medication than her parents.
As a mother, the desire to watch your children become adults and start their own families is a powerful motivator to put your health first. But as a woman, do you understand your risk for heart disease?
Nearly 500,000 American women die each year from heart disease. It is the #1 killer of women in our country, but only 55% of women realize this. Women die from heart attacks. Women die from cardiac arrest. Women die from heart failure...every day.
Take this risk seriously. Arm yourself with knowledge. Make healthy lifestyle choices and don't ignore warning signs.