Go Red For Women: Born With A Heart Defect

April 28, 2011 Updated Apr 28, 2011 at 9:08 PM EDT

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April 28, 2011 Updated Apr 28, 2011 at 9:08 PM EDT

Living a heart healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, and the American Heart Association is spreading the word at events like its Go Red for Women Luncheon.

If you want to take action against heart disease, the number one killer of women, join us next Thursday, May 12th at the Buffalo Marriott on Millersport Highway in Amherst with seminars starting at 10:30am and a heart healthy lunch planned at noon. For more information, click on News Links.

Heart problems can start at any age. Heart defects at birth are the most common. They are usually the result of the heart or blood vessels near the heart not developing normally in the womb.

There's an Orchard Park five year old who was born with this struggle, and now, never takes for granted a healthy heart. Here's Health Link Reporter Joanna Pasceri.