February is National Heart Month and Bedford Memorial Hospital is marking it with a special luncheon for women.
The emphasis on women is because heart attack symptoms in a woman are often quite different from those a man experiences. Connie Messier, vice president and program chairman of Bedford's Mended Hearts, knows all about this.
"I had a heart attack in January of 1996," Messier said.
It took some time to realize that that is what was happening. The pain was not in her chest.
"It was all in my jaw," she said.