Show Your Heart Some Love
Every year, 900,000 Americans have a heart attack. And when they do, every second counts. A few minutes could mean the difference between life and death.
Learn the symptoms and call 9-1-1 right away if you or a loved one is experiencing any of them:
- Chest discomfort: tightening, pressure or pain
- Upper body pain: pain in the neck, jaw, shoulders or arms
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, sweating, dizziness
Of course, now is also the perfect time to learn about preventing a heart attack in the first place. Sadly, 1 in 2 Americans have at least one of the risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. The good news is, exercising, eating a healthy diet and quitting smoking can help reduce the risk.