UVa. Promoting Healthy Habits to Fight Heart Disease

Feb. 7, 2014

The University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center hosted an event to promote habits that help prevent heart disease.

The center's Club Red program invited senior leadership and UVa. health employees to sign a 12 week pledge to make healthier choices.

Symptoms of heart disease are more common in men, but 400,000 women in the United States die every year from cardio-vascular diseases.

"Because men do get the symptoms and signs of heart disease, earlier than women do, women tend to not think that it would affect them," says Cardiologist Brandy Patterson.

One in three women are currently living with some type of cardiovascular disease, and Club Red wants to inspire women to take action against heart disease.

Click on the link on the side to learn more about Club Red.

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