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American Heart Association fight the Nation’s No.1 and No.3 causes of death — heart disease and stroke!

 
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Many thanks to all those that donated funds for the HeartWalk. I raised $350.00 for the Heart & Stroke Associations.
 
 
Sincerely,
Teresa
 
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Heart Attack Warning Signs

As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

Chest discomfort. 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.  

Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

Fast action can save lives, don’t wait more than five minutes to call 9-1-1

American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000

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Stroke Warning Signs

The American Stroke Association says these are the warning signs of stroke:

Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body   

Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding   

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes 

Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination   

Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

American Stroke Association: http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200037 

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