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Heart Month and Early Heart Attack Care
Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
Yet heart damage and many deaths could be prevented if more people
became aware of the early symptoms of a heart attack.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers recently launched an educational
campaign called "EHAC: Early Heart Attack Care" to raise awareness
about the "beginnings" of
More than 50 percent of people experience early heart attack
symptoms hours, days or even weeks before an actual heart attack.
The most common symptoms include nausea; jaw pain; fatigue;
anxiety; back pain; shortness of breath; feeling of fullness; pain
that travels down one or both arms; and chest pressure, squeezing
If someone you know experiences any of these symptoms, seek
medical help immediately. You could help save hearts and lives.
For more information, download a copy of the EHAC brochure.