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Fast Action: The Importance of Seeking Immediate Medical Care

FAST ACTION THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE HEART ATTACK 935,000 heart attacks occur per year in the U.s 600,000 deaths from heart disease occur each The average length of a hospital stay after a heart attack is 4-6 days year in the United States That's one every That's 1 in 4 34 seconds! American deaths SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS «: (Some symptoms are different in women) Lightheadedness or cold sweats Pain or discomfort in the arms, back, Nausea neck, jaw, or stomach Shortness of breath EVERY SECOND COUNTS! MORTALITY 47% 27% RATE of deaths from heart of people recognize the attack occur outside symptoms and know to go a hospital immediately the emergency room to 2.2% 5.7% « when medical care when medical care is administered is administered AFTER 90 minutes BEFORE 90 minutes STROKE 700,000 strokes o per year in the LUS 128.842 deaths from stroke in the U.S. in 2009 7 million stroke survivors in the United States 4TH That's more than the The average length of a hospital stay after a stroke is 5.3 days 4th most common cause of death in population of Houston! the United States SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ??? Numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or body Confusion Vision problems Dizziness or Severe headache loss of balance IMPORTANCE OF IMMMEDIATE TREATMENT 90 33% MINUTES HOURS Most successful Treatment should This makes you 33% more likely to recover with few or no symptoms treatment within be administered 90 minutes within 3 hours HOURS Treatment may be effective up to 5 hours after a stroke INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY PHYSICIANSER SOURCES http://www.cdc.gow/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_disease htm http://www.cdc.gow/nchs/fastats/stroke.htm http:/ http://www.ncbinim.nih.gow/pubmedhealth/PMHO001740/asdam_000726.disease prognosis

Fast Action: The Importance of Seeking Immediate Medical Care

shared by BrittSE on Jan 18
Strokes afflict 700,000 Americans each year. For many, the difference between life and death is immediate emergency room help. To find out why medical assistance is so important in the first three hou...


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