If you think may be experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack,
do not wait to see if they go away. If you experience discomfort or
pain in the chest, unusual shortness of breath (especially if you
are a woman), heart palpitations, discomfort in the arms, back,
neck or jaw, bluish fingernails, nausea (women) or lightheadedness,
or have another condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure,
call 911 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
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What to Do If You Think You Are Having a Heart
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Tell the operator you think you are
having a heart attack. The first three to six hours after the onset
of a heart attack are critical. It is important to get medical
attention at once. Delaying medical attention can lead to permanent
damage to the he...
The cold and flu season has arrived. Have you increased your vitamin C intake? Many people supplement vitamin C to fight off winter colds; however, there is actually a heart health benefit too.
Benefits of Vitamin C
The benefits of vitamin C are numerous from promotion of wound healing to decreased gum disease to reduced bruising. Here are a few of the benefits directly related to heart disease:
Slows atherosclerosis .
Reduces repeat angioplasties.
Improves endothelial function.
Decreases atrial fibrillation post-bypass surgery.
Improves heart attack recovery.
Promotes blood pressure control.
Regulates c-reactive protein levels.
Removes lead from circulation.
Supports the conversion of excess cholesterol into bile acids to aid fat digestion.
Promotes the neutralization of lipoprotein(a) and arterial wall damage due to elevated homocysteine.
Causes of Vitamin C Deficiency
Risk of vitamin C deficiency increases with age. Vitamin C deficiency can also be induced by multiple f...
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? It is, yet women often attribute signs of heart attack that they have to other conditions that are less life-threatening—conditions such as acid reflux, flu, or simply getting older. Neica Goldberg, M.D., medical director for the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and an American Heart Association volunteer said:
"They do this because they are scared and because they put their families first. There are still many women who are shocked that they could be having a heart attack.”
This Go Red for Women video illustrates Goldberg's statement:
The Signs of Heart Attack in Women:
We've all seen the stereotypical heart attack scenes on television and in movies. You know those scenes - scenes of men clutching their chests and / or arms and collapsing on the ground. What we don't typically see are realistic scenes of heart attack in women. For us, heart attack can ...
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