4 Signs Your Heart Is Quietly Failing
By S.A. Nickerson
He was only 48 years old — and quite fit for his age.
He didn't smoke, he didn't have diabetes, and heart disease didn't run in his family.
But by the time he was lying on an emergency room gurney writhing in pain, he understood full well why they called his type of heart attack a "widow-maker."
Because he didn't think he could be having a heart attack, he hesitated to seek treatment until it was nearly too late. Fortunately, this case had a positive ending. Emergency heart surgery saved the man's life.
His delay in pursuing treatment was not unusual. In fact, a recent study out of Duke University Medical School found that up to 60% of people fail to recognize they are having a heart attack.
And these so-called "silent" heart attacks are associated with a shockingly high risk of death.
The government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also warns that many Americans fail to act promptly enough when faced with potential heart attack signs.
Sadly, too many victims die because they do not know the most dangerous warning signs that a heart attack is near — and their heart is quietly failing.
Because statistics show a clear link between a delay in heart attack treatment and death or disabling heart damage, renowned cardiovascular expert Chauncey Crandall, M.D., wants the public to become more aware of this life-threatening issue.
To reach as many Americans as possible, Dr. Crandall has prepared a video presentation: 4 Signs Your Heart Is Quietly Failing.
This powerful video reveals some of the most ominous warnings of frequently unrecognized heart attacks. Watch it now.
Despite what you may believe, heart attacks rarely happen "out of the blue."
In fact, your body may be trying to warn you of an impending heart attack for days, weeks, perhaps even a month or two before it occurs.
Unfortunately, by the time you actually recognize you're suffering a heart attack, it could be too late to prevent death or debilitating heart damage.
Click the video player to start watching.
Dr. Chauncey Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant program at the renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach, FL, practices on the front lines of interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology.
When it comes to America's #1 killer, Dr. Crandall has seen it all. His decades of clinical experience have afforded him the chance to detect little-known warning signs and symptoms like the ones he addresses in the complimentary video.
Dr. Crandall, medical editor of the Newsmax publication Heart Health Report, has a positive message: You don't have to be a sitting duck for a deadly heart attack.
In fact, according to Dr. Crandall, heart disease can be prevented — and even reversed — with the right information and simple lifestyle adjustments. He delves deeper into the simple solution to heart problems in the video.
Editor's Note: For a limited time, Newsmax Health is making 4 Signs Your Heart Is Quietly Failing available to watch for free: Click here to see the 4 signs that could put your life in jeopardy.