Every year, approximately 785,000 Americans suffer a first heart attack. And 470,000 who‚Äôve already had one or more heart attacks have another one. The scary thing is that 25 percent of ALL heart attacks happen ‚Äúsilently,‚ÄĚ without clear or obvious symptoms.
Even when symptoms occur, they can be so mild or vague, most people don‚Äôt even realize it‚Äôs heart-related (unless they are made aware). Four things in particular are the most sinister signs of a silent heart attack.
These four things are the focus of a recent video presentation by renowned cardiovascular expert Dr. Chauncey Crandall: Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report. According to Dr. Crandall, the reason silent heart attacks go untreated is because people don‚Äôt even notice the symptoms, so he created a special video presentation to show the four things to look for that may be a silent warning ‚ÄĒ before it‚Äôs too late to intervene and survive the damage.
Timing is the most critical factor for survival. Statistics show a clear link between delay in treatment and disability or death ‚ÄĒ the amount of time that elapses between the first sign of symptoms and receiving care.
That‚Äôs why knowing what to look for in terms of symptoms is critical, especially when they‚Äôre the kind that most people don‚Äôt think to associate with a heart attack ‚ÄĒ like the four things in Dr. Crandall‚Äôs video, Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report.
Originally developed as an educational tool, this video quickly went viral, surpassing five million viewers in just a few short months.
Newsmax Health Publisher Travis Davis attributes the viral sensation to the fact that the content hits close to home for so many Americans. According to Davis, ‚ÄúDr. Crandall tells the real-life story of a ‚Äėwidow-maker‚Äô heart attack that did not have to happen. It‚Äôs scary but eye-opening, because he outlines what could have been done to actually prevent this.‚ÄĚ
Dr. Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant program at the esteemed Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Florida, practices on the front lines of interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Years of experience have afforded him the chance to detect little-known warning signs and symptoms like the four he addresses.
‚ÄúI think the real value in this presentation is the number of simple strategies he outlines to help prevent heart disease,‚ÄĚ says Davis, ‚Äústrategies that many doctors just don‚Äôt take the time to discuss with patients until they‚Äôre already showing obvious symptoms of cardiovascular stress.‚ÄĚ
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