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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Signs of a heart attack

  • Show some love, know the signs of heart attack
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  • Show some love, know the signs of heart attack
    While February is most known for Valentine's Day, it is also officially American Heart Month. Enacted in 1963, American Heart Month was created to help raise awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death of among Americans.
    Prompt attention to heart attack can limit permanent damage to the organ, and significantly improve chances of survival. Be aware of the indications of a heart attack, and call 911 immediately if you or a loved one displays these warning signs. By being aware, you could give someone the gift of life for Valentines Day.
    Heart attack warning signs:
    • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
    • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
    • Chest pain or discomfort.
    • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder.
    • Shortness of breath.
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