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Public Health Awareness Program

Heart Disease
Presented By:
References: American Heart Association
What is Cardiovascular
Disease (CVD)?
Heart attack and stroke resulting from a reduced
blood supply to the heart and brain.
What is Heart Disease?

Inside Blood vessels

develop problems
over time.
Signs and Symptoms
Heart Attack
• Pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center
of the chest.
• Chest discomfort,
• Difficulty in breathing (SOB)
• Pain that spreads to the shoulders,
neck, or arms.
Chain of Survival
If you recognize the warning signs;

In site
• Immediately call Emergency number
• Inform the condition (symptoms)
• Inform your location

Anywhere else
• Immediately call emergency response number
(9-9-9-9 in Oman)
• Advanced care needs to happen with 5-8 minutes
What are your risks?
Risks that Can be changed
• Smoking
• Diabetes
• Obesity
• High Cholesterol
• Physical Inactivity
• High Blood Pressure
What are your risks?
Risks that Cannot be changed
• Age
• Sex
• Race
• Family History
• Past Heart Disease or Stroke
What can you do to prevent
Heart Disease?
• Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
• Eat a heart healthy diet low in saturated fat and
• Take control of your weight
What can you do to prevent
Heart Disease?
• Quit Smoking
• Monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol
• Have enough sleep
Where can you start?
• Find out your family history
• See your doctor regularly
• Know the risk factors
• Control risk factors
• Know the warning signs
Any Questions?

Thank you!