STATES CHRONICLE – The president of the American Heart Association or AHA suffered a minor heart attack on Monday, November 13. He was attending a scientific conference in Anaheim, California.
Dr. John Warren, the president of AHA, was taken to a local hospital. Doctors had to insert a stent in order to open a clogged artery. Warnes is doing well but is still recovering from the incident. Just a day before this minor heart attack, Dr. John Warren delivered a speech targeting heart problems. He mentioned that his father and grandfather had heart problems and that most of the men in his family suffered from a heart disease. Many point out that this incident should raise awareness about the condition.
Heart Attack: Symptoms and Risk Factors
Only some people take into consideration the fact that they might be liable to suffering a heart attack. On the contrary, everybody can suffer one, point out specialists. There are some risk factors which should be taken into consideration.
People who are over 65 present the highest risks of suffering from it. Smoking, high blood pressure, inactivity, obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol are some of the risk factors that most people should be aware of. People should try and limit these risk factors by coupling or replacing them with a healthy diet and exercising. They should also avoid consuming caffeine, red meat, and alcohol in high quantities.
Some of the warning signs that might help predict a heart attack are upper body pain, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath. People who are having a heart attack can also feel a cold sweat, lightheadedness, and nausea. A person feels pain at the center of their chest, which radiates in their arms. Woman are more likely to experience nausea, jaw or back pain, and shortness of breath. More information about risk factors and warning signs of a heart attack can be accessed on the AHA’s website.
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