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HEART HEALTH TIPS

btn-heart-attack-symptoms.pngDo you know the signs of a heart attack?

The warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack aren't the same for everyone, and can be different in women and men. While chest pain or discomfort is the most common heart attack symptom, not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain you often see on TV or in the movies. Many heart attacks start slowly as mild pain or discomfort, while some people don't have symptoms at all.

If you think you may be having a heart attack, time is critical. Call 911 right away. Do not drive yourself to the hospital.

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How can you tell if you have high blood pressure?

When blood pressure is high, it starts to damage the blood vessels, heart, and kidneys. This can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and other problems. But if you don't measure your blood pressure, you won't know when it's high, because there are usually no symptoms.

High blood pressure and stroke risk factors