Sunday, September 30, 2012

Heart Attacks: Call 9-1-1 in the USA

In the USA, Heart Disease and Stroke are the #1 and #3 killers.

Every 37 seconds, someone dies of cardiovascular disease.  

You are more likely to survive a heart attack if you know the signs and symptoms:

*    Chest Pain 
*    Shortness of Breath
*    Weakness, feeling faint, or light-headed
*    Pain in the jaw, neck, or upper back
*    Pain in the arm or shoulder, usually on one side.

Your chance of survival is directly related to how fast you get treatment.

You may need aspirin, a defibrillator, oxygen, morphine, and a blood thinner.

So Call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know has the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.  

Medical Disclaimer: Nothing on this website is meant to diagnose, treat, or practice medicine. You must be seen in person by a physician for appropriate and individual medical treatment. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 in the USA.

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Full Disclosure: Margaret A. Ferrante, M.D. was an Institute Physician with Cenegenics Medical Institute.  

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