Know the Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease

Posted by Jessica on 18-Jun-2018 8:50:00 AM

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Being prepared and knowing what heart disease signs & symptoms look like can be the difference between life and death.  Find out more below:

Heart attack symptoms include:

  • Chest Discomfort (pressure, pain, burning)
  • Sweating
  • Upper Body Discomfort (neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back)
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Light-Headedness

It is important to remember that symptoms may be different between men & women. Often women can experience a heart attack without any chest pressure.

Signs of a stroke include:

  • Face Dropping
  •  Slurred Speech
  • Impaired Movement / Inability to Raise Arms
  • Dizziness & Confusion
  • Sudden Severe Headache

In both cases it is important to immediately contact 911 if you witness any of these signs and symptoms.

Asses Your Risk of Heart Disease

Take the Test: https://ehealth.heartandstroke.ca/?_ga=2.42498725.1853069259.1526325084-1767581038.1525906508

Canada Diagnostic Centers offers cardiac ultrasound, also known as Echo-cardiograms. Heart valves, chambers and walls are examined using Doppler ultrasound to assess heart structure and function, including blood flow through the valves. Depending on your risk factor, an Echo-cardiogram may be the right choice for your preventative care.

References:

http://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/chronic-diseases/cardiovascular-disease/know-having-a-heart-attack.html

Topics: Men's Health, Ultrasound