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Tips for healthy heart

If you are with someone who seems to be having an attack, act immediately

Expect a “denial “. Its normal for some one with chest pain to deny that could be heart attack. Don't take “no” for an answer. Insist on taking a prompt action. Call an Emergency service or get to the nearest Hospital. Give CPR if it is necessary and if you are trained.

Know common warning signs:

Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in center of chest, profuse sweating or weakness.

Pain that spreads to shoulder, neck and back.

Chest pain with light headedness, fainting, nausea, vomiting or breathlessness.

Know what to do

Find out which nearby hospital have 24 hour emergency cardiac care.

Keep a list of Emergency number next to telephone.

Stay calm and breathe slowly and deeply.

If you have chest discomfort call an emergency service or have some one drive you to nearest hospital. Don't drive yourself.

Every day healthy heart tips :

If you are convinced about the need to develop an exercise program for your life, you can do at least by following some of these tips in your everyday routine.

Take advantage of any opportunity for exercise and try some today.

Take stairs instead of lifts. Park your car at the far end of parking lot. Short walks to and from work place helps your heart.

If you ride a bus and get off a stop before your destination, walk the rest.

If you can spend a few minutes of your lunch break taking a stroll around the campus ground.

Think of house work as an extra chance to exercise.

Moving the lawn, pulling weeds, can be done by yourself.

If you have dog, think of dog as an exercise machine. Brisk walk with dog is good for your heart. Make it a routine.

Dr.V.K.Sirnivas MD,DM,Consultant CardiologistMallya Hospital, Bangalore

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