Adrianne O. Vidrine | 2/9/2011 10:36:02 PM
February is American Heart Month, which is designed to urge Americans to join the battle against cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, which are our nation’s number one killer.
In honor of American Heart Month, I would like to share some information from the American Heart Association about heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest warning signs and what to do if these signs are present.
Heart Attack Warning Signs:
Stroke Warning Signs:
Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs:
If the signs listed above are present, CALL 9-1-1. Heart attack and stroke are life and death emergencies. If you have any of the symptoms mentioned, immediately call 9-1-1. Not all signs occur in every heart attack or stroke. Sometimes they go away and return. Today, heart attack and stroke victims can benefit from new medications and treatments that were not available in the past. But to be effective, some of these drugs must be given relatively quickly after heart attack or stroke symptoms first appear. So, don’t delay – get help right away.
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