Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Annually, about 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack. Arizona has the 40th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country.

5 symptoms of a heart attack includes: (1) Chest pain or discomfort, (2) Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or upper stomach, (3) Shortness of breath, (4) Nausea, lightheadness, or cold sweats, and (5) Persistent heartburn.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: (1) Watch your weight. (2) Don’t smoke and stay away from secondhand smoke. (3) Control your cholesterol and blood pressure