February is all about the heart and the Go Red for Women campaign is about bringing awareness about heart disease and stroke. Do you know the difference between a heart attack and stroke? Let’s take a look.
|Blocked blood flow to the heart||Blocked blood flow to the brain|
|Symptoms and warning signs:||Symptoms and warning signs:|
|Chest discomfort||Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, esp. on one side|
|Discomfort in other areas of the upper body||Sudden confusion, trouble speaking|
|Shortness of breath||Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes|
|Breaking out in a cold sweat||Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination|
|Nausea or lightheadedness||Sudden, severe headache with no cause|
Every minute counts! Call 911 immediately. ….next blog – Risk Factors you CAN change.