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