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5 Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

The CDC reported this week that the majority of Americans - especially minorities - are still not aware of the 5 warning signs of a heart attack. Since heart disease is still the #1 killer in our country, let's review:

        • Chest pain or discomfort
        • Jaw, neck or back pain or discomfort
        • Weakness, lightheadedness or feeling faint
        • Shortness of breath
        • Arm or shoulder pain or discomfort

The American Heart Association tells us that chest pain is most common in men, for women it is shortness of breath or jaw pain.

What should you do if you experience these symptoms? Call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Thank you slurv for use of photo: Slurvs Sacred Heart of Easter 2007.
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