Thursday, February 5, 2009
Don't Forget to Wear Red on Friday, February 6, 2009 in support of the American Heart Association and
Go Red for Women!
There are many types of cardiovascular diseases. Over 79 million Americans have one or more of them. Each year about 870,000 people die from them - about 36 percent of all deaths in the United States!
Every 36 seconds, someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases, America's No. 1 killer. Since most of those deaths are from coronary heart disease - about 452,000 each year - it's important to learn all you can about heart attack. Don't ignore heart problems. It's a matter of life and death!
Here are some signs of a heart attack:
Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more han a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
If you have any of these signs, don't wait more than 5 minutes before calling for help.
Call 9-1-1....Get to a hospital right away.