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Doctor's Orders: Learn the signs of a heart attack to save your life

February is American Heart Month - the perfect time to brush up on your heart health knowledge.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Do you know the signs of a heart attack? They can be very subtle!

Our Super Fitness Weight Loss host, Kelly Heidbreder, shares her family’s experience with a silent heart attack and our ProMedica team gives you some Doctor’s Orders.

About every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association. February is American Heart Month, and knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can save a life.

Symptoms of a heart attack can vary between men and women, says Dr. Erica Martin with  ProMedica Physicians Family and Sports Medicine. 

“But the most common signs include: chest pain, jaw pain, chest pressure, pain going into neck or left arm, trouble breathing, not feeling well, indigestion and belching, and nausea and vomiting without a clear cause,” she said.

The American Heart Association recommends calling 911 immediately if you are experiencing a heart attack warning signs, such as the ones listed above.

For more health tips, visit www.promedicahealthconnect.org

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