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Signs & Symptoms

 

It’s important to know the signs of a heart attack or stroke. Quickly getting the proper medical care is critical to preventing damage to the heart or brain.

While some cardiovascular conditions are present from birth, most incidences of cardiovascular disease are preventable. Carondelet is committed to helping people prevent disease and enjoy optimal health.

The more you know, the better you can care for yourself and those you love.

Signs of a Heart Attack

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren't sure what's wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening.

Stroke Symptoms

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing someone every three minutes. It is the leading cause of long-term disability among adults. The symptoms appear suddenly and it’s important to get help immediately.

Most incidences of cardiovascular disease are preventable. Carondelet is committed to helping people prevent disease and enjoy optimal health.  That’s why we encourage you to assess your risk of a heart attack, stroke or diabetes so you can make important changes to improve your health. The more you know, the better you can care for yourself and those you love.

 

To learn more about how to improve your cardiovascular health, visit the American Heart Association’s website