Heart attacks are a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle is suddenly blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen that it needed to work. If the blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.
The good new is that there are some early warning signs of a heart attack. The above publication was created by the Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) program which is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). For more information visit the NHLBI or Heart Sisters.
Heart attack treatment works best when it’s given right after symptoms occur. If you feel any of those early warning signs, visit your doctor as soon as you can. Call 9–1–1 for emergency medical care if you think you or someone around you may be having a heart attack. Acting fast can save your life.
How To Prevent Heart Attacks?
Here are some good habits that help you prevent heart attacks.
- Do NOT smoke
- Keep weight under control
- Control blood sugar
- Prevent high blood pressure
- Be active physically
- On diet food that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt
Also read Top 20 Artery-Cleansing Foods that helps prevent heart attacks.