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A Quick Guide for Strengthening Your Heart

Your heart is one of your most important organs. The sooner you take care of it, the stronger your chance for preventing disease or a heart attack. Start strengthening it today by arming yourself with heart health knowledge.

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Your Heart Numbers Guide

Are your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers in a healthy range?


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Your Heart Risk Checklist

Do you know your risk for a heart attack?


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Heart-healthy Recipes

Three heart care nurses share their favorite recipe.

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Could You Spot a Heart Attack?

Not everyone experiences the crushing chest pain that’s often portrayed in movies. Know heart attack symptoms so you can get help fast.

pain in arm, back, neck jaw or stomach


Discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
chest pain

Pressure, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that may come and go

Shortness of breath during or before chest discomfort
nausea or vomiting

Nausea/vomiting, cold sweat, lightheadedness

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Call 911

If you think you are having a heart attack, call 911. First responders can provide life-saving treatment while en route to the closest hospital.

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Administer HANDS-ONLY CPR

When seconds count, HANDS-ONLY™ CPR can help save a life.

CPR Saved This Woman’s Life During a Heart Emergency

It was just another day at work for Lynne Davis at HCR ManorCare when she suddenly collapsed to the ground during lunch. That’s when a coworker jumped in to revive her using CPR until emergency crews arrived. A move that ultimately helped to save her life.

Are you a heart attack survivor?

Stories teach us, inspire us and help us connect with one another. If you are a heart attack survivor, we’d love to hear from you! How did your heart attack impact your life and your family? What do you do now to take care of your heart? Submit your story below for it to be reviewed by a ProMedica representative and we may contact you to learn more and possibly share your story. Your story will not be shared without your consent.

Stay Connected

An overall healthy lifestyle is what will help keep your heart at its healthiest. If you liked this guide, you may also like the ProMedica Newsletter, which delivers health and wellness tips to your inbox each month.

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