Accessible Search Form           Advanced Search


All of Our Stories Are Red

Norma Age: 55


Age: 55

I have never been diagnosed with heart disease. I do have some risk factors: high cholesterol, age, and a family history of heart disease. My mother was diagnosed with a rapid heart beat and my son has a heart arrhythmia. I've had a lot of friends who have had heart attacks and this has made me aware that I need to take care of myself. You can't wait until [a heart attack] happens, by then it's too late. I try to live a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy foods and finding creative ways to exercise-like dancing. I also monitor my cholesterol numbers.

Back More Stories Next: Shannon's story

Last Updated: February 29, 2012

The Heart Truth®, its logo, The Red Dress®, Red Dress® and Red Dress Collection® and Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the #1 Killer of Women® are registered trademarks of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.

Twitter iconTwitterimage of external icon Facebook iconFacebookimage of external icon YouTube iconYouTubeimage of external icon Google+ iconGoogle+image of external icon