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Heart Attack Infographic: Knowing the Risks and Warning Signs

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Life moves fast, and if you are like most people, you are constantly competing against time. But did you know that just five minutes of your day can make a huge difference in your heart health? In the time it takes you to wash your face, respond to a few emails and eat your morning cereal, you can potentially save a life by better understanding the risk factors and warning signs of a heart attack. 

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Risk Factors of a Heart Attack

The first step to preventing a heart attack is to understand the risk factors. Though some risks may seem obvious, others require a visit to the doctor to detect in your health. 

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Overweight
  • Smoking

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Certain warning signs should raise a red flag in your heart health. If you or someone you know is experiencing these heart attack symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately.

  • Chest discomfort
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lighheadedness
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea

It's Not Like in the Movies!

Much of what you think you know about heart attacks comes from Hollywood. But in reality, heart attacks are not like how they are portrayed in the movies. The truth is:

  • You may not know it's happening
  • It doesn't just happen to "old people"
  • It can happen any time (resting, working, exercising, etc.)
  • It may not happen suddenly

Exceptional Heart Care at UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge 

Choosing the right hospital for your heart care can be one of the most important decisions you make to ensure a long, healthy life ahead. From diagnosis to treatment, make sure you are taking the proper precautions to prevent devastating damage to your heart.

UnityPoint Health - Trinity  is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy heart through a wide range of comprehensive cardiology care. Heart problems can go undetected for years. Preventing a heart attack and other heart disease starts by scheduling a heart health screening at Trinity Healthy Living. 

Whether you are managing your blood pressure, recovering from a heart attack or facing circulatory issues, you can be confident that the attention you deserve is waiting for you at UnityPoint Health!