Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Teach Your Employees to Understand the Warning Signs of Heart Attack

A few heart attacks come on suddenly and intense but most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often employees aren't sure what is wrong and wait too long before getting help. This is especially true for women. Here are some signs that can mean a heart attack is happening to you or someone you know:
  • chest discomfort
  • discomfort in other areas of the upper body
  • shortness of breath
  • other signs like cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

If these symptoms are happening to your employee, don't wait! Call 911. Get to a hospital right away. Emergency medical service staff in an ambulance can begin treating when they arrive - often sooner then if someone goes to the hospital by car.

To learn more about heart disease have employees talk to their doctor and use get reliable information from http://www.americanheart.org/ or call 1-888-MY-HEART.

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