Your “Off Day” May be the Day to Get to the ER

What can you do to detect a heart attack early on and prevent fatal results? Too Many symptoms of a heart attack go unrecognized or are often overlooked by the patient as an ‘off’ day. Innocuous looking symptoms include, indigestion, nausea, lightheadedness, profuse sweating and shortness of breath. All too often a heart attack victim may experience overwhelming fatigue and the shortsighted response is to lie down. This can be a life or death decision, the patient may not wake up.

One’s rehabilitation subsequent to a heart attack shouldn’t end at getting to the hospital in a timely manner; preventing recurring heart attacks requires the patient to alter this/her lifestyle. Programs should include; changes in diet, exercise planning, and education and support groups. Health administrators seize the opportunity and expand your cardiac rehabilitation programs.

18. April 2012 by Ruth Folger Weiss
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