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Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart (Part 1)
by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher

February is Heart Health Month, and as such, is the perfect time to address “affairs of the heart” in all their myriad types.Some types of heart health factors, such as diet and exercise, are well known and often discussed.Other aspects of heart health, including stress levels, personal relationships, sleep quality, and life satisfaction “ratings” are addressed less often and are too frequently downplayed as minor influences on cardiovascular health, when in fact, these issues can be major players in the game of heart attack and stroke prevention. All of the above listed heart health factors will be addressed this month, but first, let’s take a look at the warning signs of heart attack, stroke, and atrial fibrillation so that we can be better prepared to recognize and deal with a crisis should we be faced with one ourselves or among those persons around us.

Heart attack warning signs often include one …