Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. Decrease the likelihood of heart failure by knowing the symptoms of a heart attack with expert tips from a certified emergency medical technician (EMT) in this free video series about heart disease.

Series Summary

A heart attack occurs when oxygen fails to enter the heart muscle. The most common reason is do to a blockage in a coronary artery, which is the leading cause of heart disease. Risk factors for heart disease include age, tobacco smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and diabetes. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death. It is estimated that as many as one in five Americans will die from heart disease. And, the first heart attack can kill. Forty percent of Americans who experience their first heart attack will die. This is why it is extremely important to identify the signs of heart attack as soon as possible, and call help immediately. In this free video series, learn how to identify a heart attack. Our expert, Michael Herbert, is a certified emergency medical technician (EMT). He discusses the common signs of heart disease. Learn the risk factors associated with heart attacks, and learn how to prevent them. Once a heart attack is suspected, learn how to respond quickly and effectively. Also, determine how to identify a cardiac arrest victim. By knowing some of these lifesaving skills, decrease the likelihoods of a damaged heart. Knowledge is the only way to attack this silent killer. So, take a moment, and learn more about heart attacks right now.

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