The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Approximately every 25 seconds, an American experiences a coronary event, and death occurs at a rate of about one every minute.
You can take steps to prevent and control factors that lead to coronary heart disease. A lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise is the best weapon against heart disease.
It’s also important to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack:
• Chest discomfort
• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
• Shortness of breath
• Other signs, including breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness
For more information on heart disease, read the entire article at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HeartMonth/.