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National Heart Month - February Focuses on Our Heart


As a reminder during this month, here are warning signs of a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest:

FAST to recognize a stroke:

  • Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
  • Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
  • Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Heart Attack Warning Signs:

  • Chest Discomfort
  • Discomfort in other areas of the Upper Body
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cold Sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

Learn the new technique for hands only CPR, by clicking here.

Start today with taking care of your heart -- eat right, exercise, and don't be a tech zombie.