National Heart Month - February Focuses on Our Heart
As a reminder during this month, here are warning signs of a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest:
FAST to recognize a stroke:
- Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
- Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
- Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Heart Attack Warning Signs:
- Chest Discomfort
- Discomfort in other areas of the Upper Body
- Shortness of Breath
- Cold Sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
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Start today with taking care of your heart -- eat right, exercise, and don't be a tech zombie.