As we’ve discussed previously, women need to be in proactive in an heart emergency to be sure they receive the best treatment. The Ladies’ Home Journal offers six steps to save your life during a heart attack.
One of the steps suggests calling 911 and saying forcefully, “I’m having a heart attack.” This step is incredibly powerful, arriving at the ER in an ambulance will give you priority, announcing you are having a heart attack will put you on the right path for treatment. Don’t worry about being wrong. When dealing with a heart emergency the quicker you receive treatment, the better your recovery. Even if you are wrong, you still will receive the tests needed to rule out a heart attack — which is important in itself.
In an emergency, say it loud — say it often and save your life!
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Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com