Myocardial infarction, also known as “heart attack,” describes the cessation of blood flow to the heart, which damages the heart muscle. The number one cause of death in the United States, heart disease claims about 40% of lives, according to Silverstein, Alvin et al. (2006). Although we associate heart disease with seniors, heart attacks can strike anyone at any age, as in the case of the late Quentin Groves, former NFL player who passed away at the young age of 32. If you have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure or cholesterol, it’s especially important to know signs of a heart attack. Here are some red flags you shouldn’t ignore:
- Combination of jaw, chest and/or back pain
- Excessive sweating
- Pain felt in one part of the body other than the actual part, also known as “referred pain”
- Migraines accompanied with blind spots or tingling in hand and face
- When something doesn’t feel right
- Being unusually short of breath
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Taking preventive measures is the best way to avoid a heart attack. Regular doctor appointments around Century City, taking consistent vital signs, watching what you eat, and exercising regularly are great ways to maintain a healthy, heart-happy lifestyle. What if you can’t take time off to help your elderly loved one do all those things? A-1 Home Care can send you a live-in caregiver to ensure that your parents are receiving the individual attention they deserve!
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All year round, A-1 Home Care provides Century City’s best in-home care services in LA County. For over two decades, seniors and their families have enjoyed superior in-home care assistance with meal preparations, light housekeeping, personal care and companion care at affordable, competitive rates. Our easy financing payment plans make it possible for any family to have high quality senior care for their loved ones, and customer satisfaction is guaranteed!
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Silverstein, Alvin, et. al. Heart Disease: Twenty-First Century Medical Library. Breckenridge, CO: Twenty-First Century Books, 2006.