February is American Heart Month: Heart Walk 2019

February is American Heart Month {living outside the stacks}

One in five women in the United States die from heart disease. But there’s a lot you can do to protect your heart.

From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

For more healthy heart tips, visit the American Heart Association.

HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS

  • 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 lightheadedness.

STROKE SYMPTOMS

Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

  • FACE DROOPING
    Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
  • ARM WEAKNESS
    Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • SPEECH DIFFICULTY
    Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
  • TIME TO CALL 9-1-1
    If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

CARDIAC ARREST SYMPTOMS

  • SUDDEN LOSS OF RESPONSIVENESS
    No response to tapping on shoulders.
  • NO NORMAL BREATHING
    The victim does not take a normal breath when you tilt the head up and check for at least five seconds.

IF THESE SIGNS ARE PRESENT, CALL 911!

You Can Help Save Lives

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What is Heart Walk?

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

Be healthy,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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