The warn­ing signs of a heart at­tack

The Calvert Recorder - - Medical Guide -

An um­brella term that en­com­passes var­i­ous con­di­tions, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, or CVD, is a for­mi­da­ble foe. Ac­cord­ing to the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases claim the lives of 17.7 mil­lion peo­ple across the globe ev­ery year, ac­count­ing for 31 per­cent of all deaths world­wide.

If CVD sta­tis­tics are alarm­ing, then it’s im­por­tant to note that many pre­ma­ture deaths re­lated to CVD can be pre­vented. While the WHO notes that four out of five CVD deaths are due to heart at­tacks and strokes, men and women who learn to rec­og­nize the warn­ing signs of heart at­tack may be able to get help be­fore things es­ca­late.

In fact, the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion notes that many heart at­tacks be­gin slowly with mild pain or dis­com­fort. By pay­ing at­ten­tion to their bod­ies and learn­ing to rec­og­nize these warn­ing signs, men and women may be able to get help be­fore heart at­tacks claim their lives.

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