Go Red for Women Premiere Short Film – Just a Little Heart Attack

Posted on February 8, 2013 by

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I know…how can a video about women and heart attacks be funny? But, somehow they managed to make this one both informative and amusing. Please watch and share with all the ladies you care about…
Short (Funny) Video on Heart Attacks-Please Watch!
When I received this I thought how can this be funny…
But, it is great! Please share with all the women in your life.
A positive teaching tool, very well done. It is also very informative.

Being a leap year, there is one extra day this year to put your heart first. The reason heart disease is the #1 cause of death in Canada is because so many people ignore the symptoms.
1. Not all heart attacks cause chest pain, though an ache or mild discomfort, burning, squeezing or a sensation of pressure in the chest can be an indicator. Also – the pain may be present for a few minutes or hours and then subside, leading the person to believe that they are fine.
2. Persistent coughing or wheezing can be a symptom of heart failure.
3. Unusual fatigue can be another symptom of heart failure. Feeling excessively tired can be a symptom in the weeks leading up to a heart attack.
4. Pain in the shoulders, neck, arms, jaw or abdomen can be present – without any chest pain – during a heart attack.
5. A rapid or irregular pulse, especially if accompanied by weakness dizziness or shortness of breath, should not be left untreated.
A person having a heart attack may not be aware or simply be in denial that they need urgent medical attention. Wasting time is dangerous. If you don’t feel well and are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately or dial 911.

Yours In Health for A Heart Healthy Month from Dr. Phil

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