2010 Hospital of the Year

TRMC Staff Participate in National Go Red!

02/03/2012

The American Heart Association Go Red! Campaign was created to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women.  In fact, heart disease kills one woman per minute.  Women are less likely than men to believe they're having a heart attack and more likely to delay in seeking emergency treatment.

TRMC is proud to participate in the Go Red! Campaign, which helps educate the community, especially women, about early warning signs of a heart attack, including:

Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest.
 

Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body, including the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
 

Other symptoms, such as a shortness of breath, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or light-headedness.

As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

If you feel heart attack symptoms, do not delay because minutes matter!

In addition to the Go Red! activities, TRMC is also promoting heart health during our Forever Young Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 at the Civic Center with guest lecturer Dr. Milan Sekulic - Cardiologist and on Saturday, February 11th from 8-noon at the 15th annual React Quicker Save Your Ticker Heart Health Fair held in the TRMC Mall Lobby. 

Thank you for helping us spread this life-saving message - Go Red!