MUSC decks out newborns in red hats for heart health awareness

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Instead of pink and blue bonnets, newborns were decked out in red on Friday as part of national Wear Red Day, a promotion of heart health through the American Heart Association.Doctors say the lives of more than half a million women have been saved because of the campaign over the last decade. "Everybody is at risk for heart disease. we all need to do what we can to avoid it and women in particular haven't been thought of as being at risk because they get it a little later in life but they need to watch out as well and then of course there are the congenital and rare problems that young women and infants can have too," said Dr. Phil Saul, the chief pediatric cardiologist at Medical University Hospital. There is still a long way to go, however. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for women.