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5-Minute Heart Attack Survival Window

Wednesday, 09 Nov 2011 12:00 PM

By S.A. Nickerson

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He was only 48 years old. Yet here he was, having a massive heart attack.

By the time this man got to the emergency room, he was screaming in pain from a “widow maker,” a blockage of the left anterior descending (or LAD) coronary artery.

This artery feeds the bulk of the heart muscle, so by the time a widow maker heart attack occurs, the average person has only a five-minute window of precious survival time without emergency care. Hence the name — widow maker.

Writhing in agony on the hospital gurney, this man walked the narrow tightrope between life and death. His heart was literally starving for blood. Had he missed heart attack signs and symptoms that, if recognized, could have gotten him treatment he desperately needed earlier, before being struck down by the widow maker?

These 4 Things Happen Right Before Having a Heart Attack: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report

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Approximately 785,000 Americans suffer their first heart attack each year. And nearly half a million more people who’ve already endured a heart attack suffer yet another one.

And when it comes to heart attack signs and symptoms, most people think of chest pain, or perhaps pain in the left shoulder or arm.

Unfortunately, about 25% of the time, a heart attack happens “silently,” without obvious signs and symptoms. Common symptoms may, in fact, be so unclear as to seem totally unrelated to the heart.

Our heart attack victim missed four vital clues that could have saved him from this horrific experience. Even worse, he was having a heart attack that didn’t have to happen.

Renowned heart disease expert Dr. Chauncey Crandall has created a free video presentation to help the public discover these hidden warning signs of impending heart attack and heart disease before it’s too late to intervene and repair the damage. See these warning signs about having a heart attack for yourself. On this video, you will also see what happened to our 48-year-old gentleman. Did he survive his brush with death?

Dr. Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Florida, practices on the cutting edge of cardiology.

“Most adults, especially those entering middle age, are basically sitting ducks when it comes to having a heart attack,” Dr. Crandall warns. “That’s unfortunate, because heart disease is totally unnecessary. With the proper knowledge, and a few simple steps, it can be prevented, reversed, or even cured.”

In his free video about heart attack signs and symptoms, Dr. Crandall discusses a number of simple strategies and tips to help prevent, reverse, and even cure heart disease. These are the very same strategies he uses with his own patients.

“The information on this special video about heart attack signs and symptoms and understanding when you are actually having a heart attack could save your life,” says Newsmax Health Publisher Travis Davis. “At the very least, it could help you prevent severe, expensive, and debilitating heart disease problems down the road.”

Editor’s Note: For a limited time, Newsmax Health is making Dr. Crandall’s video on heart attack signs and symptoms available at no charge. Go here to view it now.

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