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Heart attack prevention facts

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • About 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack each year � that's about one heart attack every 43 seconds!
  • 525,000 of those heart attacks are the first for the person affected, while 210,000 of them happen in people who have previously had a heart attack.
  • Symptoms of a heart attack in men and women include
    • chest discomfort and discomfort in one or both arms, neck jaw, back, or stomach,
    • shortness of breath,
    • sweating, and
    • palpitations.
  • Women experience the same symptoms of a heart attack as listed above; however in addition women may have
    • pain in the upper abdomen,
    • extreme fatigue,
    • dizziness,
    • lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Leading a heart-healthy lifestyle such as eating a heart healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction, and disease prevention or management is the best way to prevent heart disease and heart attack.
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