Will be you be a victim of Americaís number one killer?
February is American Heart Month
In addition to being Americaís number one killer, cardiovascular disease is also a major cause of disability. While celebrating with Valentine hearts this month, letís be mindful of the hard-working heart that keeps us alive and give it a little TLC. Learn the warning signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke.
Surprising Facts About Cardiovascular Disease
Warning Signs of Heart Attack
Some heart attacks come on quickly and with intense symptoms, but most begin with mild pain or discomfort, leading victims to delay medical care. Signs of potential heart attack are:
The American Heart Association, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American Red Cross, and the national Council on Aging have launched the Act in Time campaign to increase awareness of heart attack signs and symptoms and the importance of calling 9-1-1 before itís too late. Delay could prove fatal.
Warning Signs of Stroke
Every second counts — heart attack and stroke are life-threatening! Seek medical care immediately.
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