It's Just a Little Heart Attack

Know the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack.  For women they can be different than what men experience.

Only 1/3 of women will experience crushing chest pain. Instead they may experience:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Arm Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Fatigue

If you have these symptoms or any chest pain that occurs with exercise or activity, don't wait, call 911.

Once you call 911, there are new lifesaving technologies that help people get the care they need as fast as possible.  The Lifenet system helps saves valuable time by transmitting crucial patient information while en route to the hospital, enabling a person who needs cardiovascular surgery to whiz right past any delays in the ER and get right to the cardiac cath lab.

Disclosure: I hope you'll join me for the Day of Dance on Saturday February 25th. This is part of a nationwide event to help all of us get up and get moving to reduce our risk of heart disease.   I'm delighted to be working with El Camino Hospital to inform people about the incredible services available there, including their Heart and Vascular Institute.

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