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February is Heart Health Month-Know the signs!

Posted 2/1/2018

February is Heart Health Month.

It is important that you and your loved ones know and recognize the warning signs of a heart attack as every second counts! Please take a moment to review these tips from the American Heart Association:

If you think you or a loved one are experiencing a heart attack, call 911 immediately!

  • 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 feeling light headed.

 

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