Women's heart health seminar coming up in July | Pierce County News
June 26, 2012 · 3:52 PM
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States and a leading cause of disability among women.
"Dial 911: Don't Miss A Beat" presents a close-up look at the most important heart attack symptoms women are more likely to experience. Often those symptoms surface a month or more before the attack. Recognizing them can prevent a crisis.
Women's symptoms are considerably different than men's. Unfortunately, most general information is designed with men's symptoms in mind.
The most important thing to do if you think you are having heart attack symptoms is to call 911 and tell them you are experiencing heart attack symptoms. Unfortunately, women do not do this because their symptoms are so unlike those generally described.
"Call 911: Don't Miss a Beat" is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. The presentation will be offered twice:
July 9: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Pierce County Annex, Main Conference Room, 2401 S. 35th Street, Tacoma
July 12: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., County-City Building, Rainier Conference Room - 7th Floor, 930 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma
For more information, call the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.