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FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE
A woman's diet and her muscle mass during pregnancy play a critical role in risk of heart disease in her offspring during adult life.
Cardiovascular disease causes more loss of life than the seven other leading causes of death COMBINED.
A woman's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is 5 times greater than dying from breast cancer.
Cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in 50% of deaths in the
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My beloved brother, Brian, had a heart attack that killed him this past April...he was 54. Now actor, James Gandolfini appears to have died from a heart attack at 51. Please read this...it could save your life or someone you love.
WARNING SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK
These are BASIC signs that you may be having a heart attack, do not ignore them:
Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
DISCOMFORT IN OTHER AREAS OF THE UPPER BODY
Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
With or without chest discomfort.
May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness, numbing or tingling in arms or fingers.
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However,these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!
A cardiologist says If everyone who sees this post shares it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.