Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Just a little heart attack
Any fans of Elizabeth Banks out there? The actress partnered with the American Heart Association to create a short video on on heart disease in women. Would you recognize a heart attack if you had one?
"It's a phenomenon familiar to actress and director Elizabeth Banks, who made a short movie about it, titled "Just a Little Heart Attack" for the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign.
Banks plays a mother going through a typical hurried morning, getting breakfasts and lunches together while finishing laundry and working on the phone. Like most moms might be, she's quick to brush off the aching jaw, sudden sweatiness and pain in her arms. And even when she does recognize that she's having a heart attack, she worries about the emergency medics seeing her messy home.
Banks, whose mother and sister have heart arrhythmias, said it never occurred to her to get her own heart checked. She has made it a mission to educate women about heart disease." http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/16/health/silent-heart-attack/index.html