Symptoms of a Heart Attack

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. […]

What Conditions Contribute to Heart Disease?

Coronary artery disease occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries). Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits, which can accumulate in your arteries. When this happens, your arteries can narrow over time. This process is called atherosclerosis. Plaque buildup can cause angina, the most […]

How To Prevent High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle Eat a healthy diet. Eating healthfully can help keep your blood pressure down. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, which provide nutrients such as potassium and fiber. Also, eat foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Avoid sodium by limiting the amount of salt you add to your food. Be aware that many […]