After a heart attack, Bradley Smith dramatically improved his heart health and reduced his risk for a second heart attack by attending cardiac rehab, changing his diet and taking his medications faithfully.
Don Fick suffered a heart attack while on vacation with his family. After his heart attack, Don made cardiac rehab a priority in his recovery.
Researchers say psychosocial effects of the disaster play an important role.
Women and men may describe heart attack symptoms differently. For example, women are twice as likely to describe their chest pain with the words "discomfort," "pressing," "crushing" and "bad ache."
In addition to pain in the upper body, men having a heart attack may also feel like they have heartburn or indigestion, shortness of breath, or nausea and dizziness.