Does that pain mean something?
Have pain in your shoulder? It could be the sign of a heart attack. Have an arm feeling numb? That could be the sign of a stroke.
It is important to understand that the symptoms of a heart attack are different depending on your body. Below are some guidelines put out by the American Heart Association to help you identify when to seek further medical attention.
Why wear red?
“I had bypass surgery. Two heart attacks, four stents. Lost both parents and both grandparents to heart disease.” — SHELLY BURGAN
“My mother died of a heart attack and I have atrial septal defect, which is a common congenital heart condition that increases your chances of stroke. I practice and teach mindful eating for people who love food, wine, and eating out. I get lots of exercise, and I’m married to a guy with a great heart!” — DR. JAN ANDERSON
“I lost my paternal grandmother to congestive heart failure. I lost my maternal grandmother to a stroke. My daughter Kate was diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale and mitral valve prolapse at age 16. She is doing well. I lost my father October 31st 2017 to a massive myocardial infarction. It was devastating.” — KIM THARP-BARRIE
“Heart disease runs in my family. Heart disease surrounds us in the community and our workplace. I want to help educate all about heart disease and decrease the number one killer of women.” — PAMELA ALVEY
Where to get your heart checked:
- Have A Heart Clinic
- Clark Memorial Health
- Baptist Health
- UofL Health
- Norton Healthcare
- TriHealth Heart & Vascular Institute, Cincinnati
- Cincinnati Children’s
- The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati
- University of Cincinnati Health
P.S. Here are some other articles to consider reading when celebrating your heart this month: