Below are some important things to remember and to consider speaking about with your cardiologist.
You might be at risk if:
- You are a man age 45 or older.
- You are a postmenopausal woman.
- You have had angina or a heart attack before.
- You have family history of heart disease.
- You are diabetic.
- You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
- You smoke.
- You are overweight or don't regularly exercise.
Learn the warning signs of heart attack:
Chest pain - pressure, squeezing or fullness in your chest that may last for more than a few minutes, or go away and come back
Pain in your upper body - one or both arms, neck, jaw, stomach, or back
Trouble breathing - often before or during chest pains
Other signs - breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness
Remember, everyone is different. If you think you are having a problem, get medical attention immediately. Call 911 — it could save your life!