Friday, February 14, 2014

Spread the word about heart symptoms...

Heart Health

For heart awareness month, get more active on social media. Use it to spread the word about protecting your heart to let others know the unconventional symptoms to look for.

Make today’s Facebook status a message that women experience different symptoms of a heart attack than men, and encourage your female friends to make that message their current status, too. “Roughly one third to one quarter of women who have a heart attack don’t have any chest pain at all,” says A. Marc Gillinov, M.D., cardiologist and surgical director, Center for Atrial Fibrillation at The Cleveland Clinic. Instead of clutching at their chest with intense pain like a man might, Gillinov says women who do experience pain tend to feel heaviness in the chest. “They feel like an elephant is sitting on their chest,” he says.

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