Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

Tomorrow is an important day to me as I was born with congenital heart defect called Transposition of the Great arteries (TGA) and heart disease runs in my family. In late August 2019 I had my third open heart surgery that helped save my life. However, with most CHDs it will not be my last. Which is why it is so important to raise awareness around heart disease and related illnesses.

It’s important to know the different signs of a heart attack for women. Women may feel shortness of breath, cold sweats, unusual fatigue, or pain or numbness in one or both arms, nausea or indigestion, and pain in upper back area. Knowing your body and the signs might just save your life.

Keep your heart healthy and go red for women tomorrow ❤️❤️❤️ #CongenitalHeartDefectDisease #AmericanHeartAssociation #HeartConditions #CardiovascularDisease #Disability #InvisibleIllness #ChronicIllness