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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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Shauna C Hill RD LD, Health Pro, answered What is the current average age for… Hi Paula,   I was unable to find statistics for the 1980s. The 2011…

03/17/11

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Shauna C Hill RD LD, Health Pro, answered What possible things could I have?… It sounds like it's time for you to go back to the doctor if you haven't…

03/10/11

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered How does a heart attack/MI affect the… Hi Cass,   Here are links to information:   Heart Attack…

02/26/11

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered I am feeling extreme pressure in my… Hi Joan,   Here's a link to information:   Heart Attack…

02/19/11

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