A message that saves women’s lives

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Sometimes a simple message can save a life. That’s why the American Heart Association continues to make it a priority to talk about the fact that cardiovascular disease is women’s number one health threat.

The main message of the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women is that a woman’s heart attack doesn’t look like a man’s.>>> Symptoms of heart attack in women

Sue Soet didn’t know she was having a heart attack one day when she came home from the store and experienced profound weakness. She called her husband, who told her to call 911. She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors told her she was having a heart attack.

Tammy Stauffer remembered hearing Sue’s story on eightWest when she woke up one day and didn’t feel well. She was taking care of her grandchildren, and waited until their mother got home to go to Urgent Care. She said she was afraid the doctors would turn her away, but admits she should have gone to the emergency room. She was diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition.

The American Heart Association has events coming up throughout the year, including the Heart Walk in Grand Rapids on September 24, 2016. If you register for the Heart Walk before March 12, you get two tickets to AHA Night at the Grand Rapids Drive. The game is at 7 p.m. on March 19 at The DeltaPlex in Walker. Register for Heart Walk here.

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