Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Heart Attack

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Each year, over a million people in the U.S. suffer from a heart attack. About half of them die. Many people have permanent heart damage or die because they don't get help immediately. It's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 9-1-1 if someone is having them. Those symptoms include: Chest discomfort (pressure, squeezing, or pain), shortness of breath, discomfort in the upper body (arms, shoulder, neck, back), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness and sweating. These symptoms can sometimes be different in women.

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Lisa Nelson RD #2:  For women the signs of a heart attack are more subtle. What should women watch for?  If everyone responded to every arm/jaw/chest/indigestion/feeling "not quite right" symptom, they'd never leave the ER!   Dr. Shelby-Lane: The female heart often is misdiagnosed.   True or false: Every year, more women…

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Tara Aschenbrenner, RN, Health Guide, answered after donating blood if i run for 3… Jagannathan:   I would also encourage you to notify your Red Cross of…


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Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide, answered how to tell if tightness across the… I have found, personally, that chest area pain (this includes upper stomach,…


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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide, answered I had a heart attack in january,apart… Hi alex,   You should call your physician about what your next…


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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide, answered How Do I Know If I Had A Heart Attack? Hi so and so,   Your physician would be the best resource for determining…


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