Saturday (9/22/2018) was the first day of fall, and with temps in the 70's--the morning proved to be perfect for the 2018 HEART WALK at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
Proceeds from this annual event help underwrite and this year's goal is $174,000.
The American Heart Association's Director of Communications and Marketing Kristin Palmer told WGNS . . .
The morning was filled with memories. Dr. Murali Kolli commented . . .
Vanderbilt Heart's Dr. Ahmad Jaber Abu-Halimah noted . . .
Heart Attack Symptons
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.
may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
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.