BlogBeat

7 Common Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Latinas

7 Common Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Latinas

SaludToday

About 40% of Latinas have two or more risk factors for having a heart attack, according to a recent study.

But fewer than half of Latinas recognize the typical heart attack symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, and pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms, according to the American Heart Association.

So the Haga La Llamada, ¡No Pierda Tiempo! campaign, based on the HHS Office of Women’s Health’s successful “Make the Call, Don’t Miss a Beat” campaign, aims to educate, engage and empower Latinas and their families to learn the seven most common symptoms of a heart attack and encourage them to call 9-1-1 as soon as they experience one or more of the following heart attack symptoms:

  • Chest pain, discomfort, pressure or squeezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Unusual upper body pain, or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat

Find other resources in Spanish that contain the seven symptoms here or here.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

BlogBeat

More in BlogBeat

Race_FINAL_shea_walsh_web

Discussing Race Helps Black, Latino Boys, Study Says

Latina ListaApril 16, 2015
vds2013_0233__mg_7135

Report: Access to Health Care is Improving for Hispanics, but More Work Remains

Latina ListaApril 13, 2015
juvenile_detention_JW035_jpg_800x1000_q100

New report finds child incarceration of non-violent offenses still widespread

Latina ListaApril 10, 2015
mylingo-800x500_c

Watch movies in your language with myLINGO

Latina ListaApril 8, 2015
shampoo2_1170-copy-770x460

Even ‘green’ products may pollute indoor air

Latina ListaApril 6, 2015
71895_10150280100440246_294979630245_15331381_3068936_n

Anglo bilingual rapper unites his passions for music and bilingualism in Bilingual Nation U.S.A.

Latina ListaMarch 24, 2015
10982437_1595823167316405_8133744735406516917_n

Georgetown Considers Opening New ‘Casa Latina’

Latina ListaMarch 23, 2015
10987448_1576244972589976_530797874384183044_n

Tucson Indigenous Adobe Initiative: Teaching the past to build homes for the future

Latina ListaMarch 20, 2015
Girl smoking a cigarette

Study: Latinos, Blacks More Likely to Pick Up Smoking Habit in Their 20s

Latina ListaMarch 17, 2015