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Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is also a major cause of disability. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD).  CAD can lead to heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for CAD by making changes to your lifestyle and, in some cases, medication.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack:

A heart attack is one type of heart disease.  The five major symptoms of a heart attack are:
  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
  • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
  • Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder.
  • Shortness of breath.

If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, you should call 9–1–1 immediately.

Preventing Heart Disease

There are many things you can do reduce your chances of getting heart disease. You should:
Just a Little Heart Attack:

Heart Attack Awareness from the American Heart Association

Tips for Eating Out for a Healthy Heart:

Tips for Eating Out