American Heart Month - Know The Signs Of A Heart AttackBy Home Security Source Feb 1, 2011 | 12:00:00 pmPosted in: Personal Safety, Senior Safety
Did you know that an estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with heart failure, and 670,000 new cases are diagnosed each year? Cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s biggest killer. With those numbers, knowing what to look for in someone who is having a heart attack, and how to help them is extremely important. February is American Heart Month and in honor of that the American Heart Association suggests that we all get involved and not only get educated about cardiovascular disease, but also spread awareness.
If you or someone near you might be having a heart attack there are certain symptoms you should look for:
• Chest discomfort and pain in other upper areas of the body
• Breaking out in a cold sweat
• Nausea and shortness of breath
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you think you or someone else is experiencing a heart attack, the most important thing to do first and foremost is call 911. The sooner the victim can get medical care, the higher the chances are of recovery. Not all attacks are quick and sudden. Even if you or the person isn’t quite sure that it is a heart attack, make the call. When it comes to our hearts, time saved could mean a life saved.
It’s a good idea for the people in your life who are prone to cardiovascular disease to get a personal medical alarm system . It’s convenient because with just a push of a button, help can be on the way.
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