The A B Cs of Heart Health – Part 1

The A B C s of Heart Health – Part 1

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nearly 600,000 people die each year from heart disease in the USA.  That is 1 in 4, making it the leading cause of death.

That is why it is important to know the symptoms of a heart attack, and how you can help prevent having one.  Some people show few or no symptoms of a heart attack.

1.  Chest discomfort – occurs in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, and can come and go.  The feeling is like a fullness, squeezing, uncomfortable pressure or pain.

2.  Discomfort in other areas of the upper body – Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in the arms, neck, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

3.  Shortness of breath

4. Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.

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