Get familiar with signs of a heart attack or stroke

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February is American Heart Month โ€“ a time when the nation spotlights heart disease, the nation's leading killer. Every 40 seconds someone has a heart attack. Getting medical help quickly is crucial in response to a heart attack or stroke. But it's important to know the signs in both men and women so you can act quickly and efficiently.

Men:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Jaw, Neck or back pain
  • Discomfort or pain in arm or shoulder
  • Squeezing chest pressure or pain
  • Shortness of breath

Women:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Jaw, Neck or upper back pain
  • Discomfort or pain in arm or shoulder
  • Chest pain but not always
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting
  • Indigestion
  • Extreme fatigue

The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain. But women may experience less obvious warning signs.

For more information on sign of a heart attack or stroke, visit:

www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/warning-signs-of-a-heart-attack

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