Heart Attack

What is it?

Symptoms

-Uncomfortable pressure in the center of the chest

-Pain in one or both arms, neck, jaw, back, or stomach

-Shortness of breath

-Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheaded ness

Causes

-Spasms shuts down the blood flow to a part of the heart muscle

-A blood clot blocks a coronary artery which supplies blood to heart so the heart muscle would die

Treatment

-Oxygen therapy

-Aspirin to thin blood so no clotting accursed

-Nitroglycerin to reduce your hearts workload

Prevention

-Don't smoke or use Tobacco

-Exercise for 30 mins on most days of the week

- Eat a heart healthy diet

Facts

-A males heart weighs about 10 ounces while a woman weighs approximately

8 ounces

-Every day, your heart beats about 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood flowing through your body