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Life-Threatening Heart Attack Symptoms All Women Need to Know

Share this fact with family and friends- According to The American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. Sadly, experiencing the loss of my father, before his 50th birthday, heart disease is a silent killer directly or indirectly affecting all of us. During the month of February, AHA launches American Heart Month focused on increased awareness, education and research support funding for heart health within families, between friends, and throughout communities. As part of this initiative, the first Friday of February is recognized as Go Red for Women, National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association's "national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women." Take the time to learn and share these life-threatening heart attack symptoms all women and the loved ones need to know.

Life-Threatening Heart Attack Symptoms All Women Need to Know

Lifestyle choices significantly affect our ability to successfully prevent heart disease. Heart disease is often preventable, in certain cases, by adapting healthier choices and routine primary care screenings and follow-up appointments.

Predetermined Risk Factors
Family Health History
Previous Stroke/Heart Attack

Preventable Risk Factors
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Cholesterol
Decreased Physical Activity

Here are life-threatening heart attack symptoms all women and their loved ones need to know and share with family and friends. Trust your instincts as cardiovascular warnings signs are varied in presentation and intensity, pay attention to your body's signs, signals, and symptoms. Feeling chest pain is a major indicator of a heart attack, however, symptoms in women (and men) may include-
Excessive Sweating
Discomfort or Pain in Chest/Upper Back/Shoulder Blades/Neck/Jaw

Learn Hands-Only CPR. If you think you might be suffering from a heart attack, call 911 immediately- stating that you are calling for a suspected heart attack. Early detection and action is essential to survival rates, research indicates that women more often than men, will delay seeking medical attention for heart disease symptoms. Learn more about heart attack symptoms from the American Heart Association, and Go Red For Women

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