Bless Your Heart

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans and every 40 seconds an American will have a heart attack. Being physically active daily is one way that you can help to decrease your risks for heart disease. It will also help you control your weight, decrease your risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and so much more. Get active and schedule your annual physical today!

Symptoms

  • Chest pain, tightness, pressure and/or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in neck, jaw, throat, lower chest, upper belly area or back
  • Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in the legs or arms
  • Inability to sleep
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Indigestion
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Sometimes, there are no symptoms

Prevention Screening for Heart Disease

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Exercise stress test
  • Echocardiogram (ultrasound)
  • Nuclear cardiac stress test

Sources: American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov