February is Month For Heart Health

Do you know the warning signs of heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest? They can be subtle and uncomfortable or sudden and intense, and many people don’t recognize what is happening, wasting precious time before seeking help.

According to the American Heart Association, Heart Attack Warning Signs include chest pain or discomfort, or pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back, shortness of breath, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or feeling faint. Stroke Warning Signs include facial drooping, weakness or numbness in one arm, and difficulty speaking.  Cardiac Arrest is a sudden loss of responsiveness without normal breathing.

New Affordable Care Act compliant Health Plans cover free preventative  screenings that can help you keep your heart healthy.  Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screenings are now part of these services along with Tobacco Use  and Cessation Treatment. Keeping a check on blood pressure and maintaining good cholesterol levels lower your risk of heart disease, and the number one way to cut your risk is to stop smoking.

Now the American Heart Association maintains that Hands Only CPR can be just as effective as CPR with breaths. For a free demo video click the link below:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HandsOnlyCPR/Hands-Only-CPR_UCM_440559_SubHomePage.jsp