Lucci told People magazine that her father’s heart condition — he suffered a heart attack in his late 40s — put her at risk for the same.
“My father had calcium build up in his arteries,” Lucci said. “It’s my DNA.”
Now the actress has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection “in honor of all women who have lost their lives, those who are currently battling heart disease and all the fearless survivors.”
“No one should have to die of a heart attack — they just need to listen to their symptoms and act on them,” Lucci said on Instagram. “My hope in telling my story is that I can help at least one wife, mother, sister and friend.”