Each year, approximately half a million Americans die from a heart attack, and this broadcast discusses common symptoms of an impending heart attack. Created: 3/20/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/20/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Listen to Your Heart
Awareness of Heart Attack Warning Signs and Actions Taken — 14 States,
March 20, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer,
Is your heart trying to tell you something? Each year, nearly half a million
Americans die from a heart attack. Had they known the warning signs, they might
still be alive today. Common symptoms of an impending heart attack include
chest pain with discomfort in the arms or shoulders, shortness of breath, and
feeling unusually weak or lightheaded. If you experience any or all of these
symptoms, contact your doctor or have someone take you to an emergency
room. New treatments are available today that can stop a heart attack before it
kills, but they’re only effective if administered soon after symptoms begin. So
listen to your heart. It could save your life.
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