I hope this post finds you doing well. February is American Heart Month! The American Heart Association (AHA) has thousands of volunteers, whose goal is to raise money for education and research for heart disease, all the while providing valuable information on heart disease.
Friday, February 5, 2010 is National Wear Red Day! Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America. Go Red for Women is a powerful movement dedicated to helping women fight back against heart disease. Visit their site for more information on how you can make a difference.
Heart Attack Warning Signs
(from the AHA website)
- Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
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