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February is National Heart Month!  Your heart is your hardest working muscle. It beats around 100,000 times per day!  The bad news is that more than 58 million Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease and many more are at risk for developing it.  We can help you keep your heart going strong so you can exercise, enjoy life, and keep up with your kids (or your grandkids).

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.

The good news?  Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
 
 

Heart Attack Warning Signs
Chest Discomfort:
 Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. 

Discomfort in Other Areas of the Upper Body: Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 

Shortness of Breath: With or without chest discomfort.

Other Signs: May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

Stroke Warning SignsSpot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech Difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time to call 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Source: American Heart Association
 

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is now an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Having earned this distinction from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, SRMC offers fast, specialized emergency heart care that makes a critical difference when minutes matter. We deliver results better than the national standards for heart attack treatment times. Trust your heart to the cardiac experts at HCA Virginia and SRMC.

SRMC wants to do more than detect and fix any heart problems you may have -- they want you to enjoy a healthy body and a healthy life, and that means bringing in specialists from across various disciplines. The SRMC cardiologists work with our respiratory therapists, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and social workers to create individual care plans for each patient.

Click here for more information about SRMC Cardiac Care.

Upcoming Heart Month Events at SRMC
Heart Health Screening
Thursday, February 6
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stay Heart Healthy/Heart Disease in Women
With Brian Josephs, MD
Wednesday, February 19
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Healthy Practices/Best Care For Your Infant and Child
With Kyon Hood, Asst. Dir. at the Spotsylvania Regional Emergency Department & Dr. Theresa Murray, Dir. of Onsite NICU
Thursday, February 27
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



B101.5 is a proud sponsor of HeartChase Fredericksburg on Saturday, March 15th at the University of Mary Washington.  Get your game on! HeartChase is a good-cause community adventure game. It’s a fun and frenzied pursuit of hidden rewards and healthy lives. And best of all, it’s a chance to help our community and the AHA chase away heart disease for good. Teams of 2-5 people will compete against other teams in a chase through the community. Each team will face 10 checkpoint challenges and locate hidden donations all while tracking progress in the HeartChase Mobile Game App. The team with the most points at the end of the clock wins! But HeartChase doesn’t start (or end) there...

Click here to register for HeartChase Fredericksburg.


Sources: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, the American Heart Association and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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