True or False. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Some of the symptoms of a Heart Attack are:
Leg pain, upset stomach, fever
Sustained, crushing chest pain and difficulty breathing
Back pain and a concurrent headache
True or False. Women may have different heart attack symptoms than men.
True or False. Women may feel extremely exhausted and fatigued, or have indigestion and nausea during a heart attack.
A stroke kills someone about every 4 days.
True or False. The reason we want you to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke are so you can get quick help and maybe save a life.
If you see someone with symptoms of a heart attack or stroke you should immediately...
Call their doctor.
Administer chest compressions
The signs and symptoms of a stroke are:
Difficulty seeing, speaking or walking, and feelings of weakness, numbness, dizziness and confusion
Chest pain and jaw pain
A great online resource to learn more about American Heart Month is:
The Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs
True or False. One in 3 American adults has high blood pressure. Million Hearts® offers new resources to help Make Control Your Goal.
True and you can find out more at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/