heart attack

heart attack

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  • Heart attacks are a sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence when blood flow to the heart stops.
  • About 610,000 men & women die of heart disease in the US every year.
  • Family history of heart attacks puts you at a higher risk of having one.
  • Some uncontrollable risk factors to getting heart disease is increasing age, heredity, gender, and race.
  • -1 in every 4 deaths are from heart attacks, this means 25% of deaths are caused by heart disease. -Both men and women of all ages can get heart attacks -Some symptoms include: Pain in the arm, chest, and jaw, dizziness, fatigue, lighthead, nausea, cold sweat, vomit
  • Some controllable risk factors are: smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure,
  • -If you have a heart attack, you may start to work less -If you are a women and have a heart attack, pregnancies become riskful to you and the child.
  • There are several ways you can reduce the risk of getting a heart attack.
  • Some are to quit smoking, improve cholesterol levels, control high blood pressure, control diabetes,
  • exercise, eat a balanced diet, maintain healthy weight, and manage stress.
  • -Males have a greater risk than women of having a heart attack. -Women tend to have heart attacks earlier in life -African America, American Indian, and Mexican American, are more likely than Caucasians to have a heart attack
  • Take care of your heart and it can help prevent heart disease!
  • physical inactivity, obesity, being overweight, and uncontrolled diabetes.
  • -Smokers have twice the risk of having a heart attack. -Smoking also increases the risk of second hand smokers of having a heart attack. -Increases in cholesterol increases your risk. -Excess weight puts strain on the heart.
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