Heart health is a bigger deal than you may know.
- The first symptom of heart disease is often a heart attack or sudden death.
- In the U.S., someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds.
- About 600,000 die of heart disease in the U.S. every year – that's 1 in every 4 deaths.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack are key to saving lives. They include:
- Chest pain or discomfort.
- Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach.
- Shortness of breath.
- Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.
- The most common symptom is chest pain or discomfort. Women are somewhat more likely to experience the
other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
If you have any of these signs, call 911 immediately and get to a hospital right away.
Five minutes now can make a lifetime of difference.
HeartAware is an innovative heart disease detection program that can help you identify:
- Your risk factors for developing heart disease.
- Next steps you should take based on those factors.
- Lifestyle changes that could lower your chances for heart disease.
You'll receive a personalized report that details your risk profile with steps to reduce your risk. If your chances are high for heart disease, talk to your primary care provider immediately, and ask for a referral to one of our cardiologists.