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FRAMINGHAM – The month of February is National Heart Month. MetroWest Medical Center is encouraging staff to wear red all month to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease, as it is the No. 1 killer of women and men.

On Friday, February 3, the hospital staff participated in the National Wear Red Day, which is supported by the American Heart Association and celebrated in conjunction with national heart health month.

The team at MetroWest Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Services in Framingham, is dedicated to providing patients in MetroWest Massachusetts with comprehensive cardiac care close to home. If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition or visit our hospital for cardiac care, our comprehensive teams are prepared to take care of you. Cardiologists specialize in stroke care, cardiac catherization, heart attack care, electrophysiology diagnosis, treatment for heart rhythm disorders, and cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation, said the hospital in a press release.

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Residents can sign up for MetroWest Medical Center’s health tips newsletter, which will be heavily focused on heart health throughout the month of February. And take a heart health assessment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 805,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year.

The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort.

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However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms. Other heart attack symptoms include, but are not limited to, tingling or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck or jaw, shortness of breath, cold sweat, unusual tiredness, heartburn-like feeling, nausea or vomiting, sudden dizziness, and fainting.

Heart Month represents a great time to make sure you are up to date on your health screenings. Screenings and check-ups that are often covered by insurance can alert you to health conditions that need addressing sooner rather than later. From knowing your numbers for heart health to a mammogram or colonoscopy, early detection may prevent complications down the road.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.