Don’t stop the beat!
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is interrupted, typically by a blood clot, whereas a sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes it to stop beating entirely.
Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t the same as a heart attack.
If SCA is not responded to immediately, structural brain damage, or even death, can result in a matter of minutes.
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High blood pressure raises your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Often referred to as as a “silent killer” high blood pressure usually shows no symptoms or warning signs. If HBP isn’t detected or controlled it can cause serious complications in the blood vessels, heart, brain, eyes and kidneys.
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No matter your age, or the time of year, now is the perfect time to schedule your annual physical!
Seeing your primary care physician at least annually will ensure you’re doing everything you can to live your healthiest life. There are plenty of reasons you should go for your wellness exam each and every year.
Here are five good reasons you should schedule an annual physical.
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