Did you know that every 43 seconds someone has a heart attack? That's about 2,000 people per day. If you are concerned about having a heart attack or managing your heart-related condition, please consider joining Take Heart, a heart health education program offered here at DAAA in partnership with the Detroit Medical Center, the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Wayne State University. To date, 350 adults in Detroit age 50 and older have joined the program to learn how to manage heart disease and related risk factors. It is extremely important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of an emergency and when to call 911.
Call 911 immediately if you experience:**
- Chest discomfort that feels like pressure, fullness or a squeezing pain that lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
- Pain and discomfort that go beyond your chest to other parts of your upper body - e.g., or both arms, back, neck, stomach, teeth and jaw
- Unexplained shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort
**But remember, symptoms vary for everyone. If you suspect that you or someone else may behaving a heart attack, CALL 911! Do not wait. Early treatment lessens heart damages and can save lives.
Women are more likely than men to have additional symptoms like neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal pain, shortness of breath and nausea/vomiting. Also, women, older adults and those with diabetes are more likely to have subtle or unusual symptoms.
Call 1-844-862-5625 for more details on Take Heart!