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Home Health House Calls: Angina

In this edition of Home Health House Calls we learn about risk factors for heart problems.
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If you have risk factors for heart problems, you should always be on the lookout for signs of angina or a heart attack.
Angina is a painful or uncomfortable feeling in our near your chest.
It signals a lowered amount of blood flow to the heart.
Angina is a sign that you are at increased risk for a heart attack.
Angina is pain, burning, tightness, or pressure in the chest, back, neck, throat, or jaw. Angina symptoms will most likely feel the same each time you have them.
You should know that angina symptoms last for only a few minutes.
Symptoms should go away with rest or medication.
If symptoms last longer, go away and come back, or if you have shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness- Call 911 you could be having a heart attack.
If you have a sudden heart problem getting treatment right away could save your life.
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