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Friday is Wear Red Day

FARGO (KFGO-AM) -- Friday is Wear Red Day. The annual event from the American Heart Association aims to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women.

Dr. Rawa Sarji, a cardiologist at Sanford Health, says women are less likely to call 9-1-1 if they're experiencing heart attack symptoms, which may include the classic chest pain that radiates down the left arm. Other signs include sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, jaw pain and dizziness.

Heart disease kills more women than men.

Quitting smoking, eating healthy and getting exercise on a regular basis can help reduce your risk of heart attack.

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for nearly one-third of all deaths in the United States.

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