One of the most important things is for you to be aware of symptoms of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack or stroke. Other symptoms include chest pain, being short of breathe, muscle cramps or leg pain, fatigue, weakness, and numbness. It is also important for your loved one to take their heart medication regularly to prevent additional problems. Helping to monitor physical activity and diet, enabling the person to relax, and encouraging them to stop smoking are also important.
Scott Kaiser, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
- emergency medicine
- family medicine
Location and Office HoursHealthcare Associates Emergency Physicians
Overland Park, KS 66210
- North Suburban Medical Center
- Research Medical Center
How do I care for someone with cardiovascular disease?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
What is sudden cardiac arrest?
Scripps Health answered
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens when the heart’s electrical system, which controls heart rate and rhythm, malfunctions. The heart suddenly stops beating, and blood can no longer reach the brain and other vital organs.
SCA is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
How can a bad relationship affect heart disease?
You probably suspect that a colder-than-the-Antarctic marriage can lead to physical as well as legal troubles. Ditto if your so-called pals fall into the "with friends like these, who needs enemies" category. Unhappy relationships zoom up heart disease risk 25% -- along with your risk of a heart attack. Break up with that bad crowd and find real friends. If your marriage has gone from tender to tense, work on it (everyone has to at some point). Your blood pressure will drop, your arteries will be cleaner, and, hey, you'll be happier!
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