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Decoding the Symptoms: Heart Attack vs. Stroke

DECODING THE SYMPTOMS: HEART ATTACK VS. STROKE HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES BY THE NUMBERS 920,000 HEART ATTACKS annually in the U.S. 795,000 STROKES annually in the U.S. LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH 1 IN 17 DEATHS is from a stroke for men and women SOMEONE DIES SOMEONE HAS of heart disease a stroke EVERY 33 SECONDS EVERY 40 SECONDS HEART ATTACK DR STROKE? KNOW THE DIFFERENCES HEART ATTACK STROKE Flow of oxygenated Blood supply to brain blood to heart is blocked WHAT IT IS is blocked • Heart muscle dies Affected part of brain dies COMMON SYMPTOMS HEART ATTACK STROKE Dizziness or loss of balance Fatigue Confusion Chest tightness or pain Speech problems Pain in one or both arms Nausea or indigestion Numbness on one side STEPS TO TAKE Go to ER or dial 911 SUSPECT A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE? ACT FAST! Heart muscle dies within minutes without oxygen • Thrombolysis for heart attack needs to be done within 3 hours • Brain cells die within seconds during a stroke Stroke medications must be given within 4 hours PROVIDED BY PHYSICIANSER WWW.PHYSICIANS-ER.COM SOURCES http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/stroke/ http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/10/23/tool.heart.attack.stroke/ http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/recognizing-heart-attack-stroke-angina http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypelD=1&ContentID=610 http://westviewnews.org/2013/02/time-matters-when-you-have-a-heart-attack/ http://www.theheartfoundation.org/heart-disease-facts/heart-disease-statistics/ http://www.strokecenter.org/patients/about-stroke/stroke-statistics/

Decoding the Symptoms: Heart Attack vs. Stroke

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Someone dies of heart disease every 33 seconds and there are approximately 920,000 heart attacks annually in the United States. Find other startling facts about heart health by reading through this Co...

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