(Newswire.net — February 24, 2016) Cromwell, CT — Each year, the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease, taking the lives of more than half a million men and women. Additionally, over a million Americans also suffer heart attacks every year. In many cases, these cardiac episodes and deaths could be prevented.
Throughout the month of February, dedicated health care providers, like those at CT Urgent Care Centers, have been encouraging patients and other area residents to take part in American Heart Month and learn more about steps that can be taken to protect your heart, including seeking immediate medical care in the event of a cardiac incident.
It is important to note that the leading causes of heart disease are manageable and preventable, and include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, lack of exercise, and poor diet. Prevention of heart disease and increasing survival of a heart attack is possible through education, healthy lifestyle choices, and being aware of how to spot warning signs of a cardiac event.
CT Urgent Care Centers reminds patients that the symptoms of a heart attack include:
• Chest discomfort – including pressure, pain, and tightness
• Pain/ discomfort in the upper body including jaw, neck, back, arms and stomach
• Difficulty breathing
• Nausea, cold sweats, and/ or fainting
Should you, or someone you know experience any of these symptoms, CT Urgent Care Centers suggests calling 911 immediately.
For more information about heart health, or about the wide variety of urgent care services available, please contact CT Urgent Care Centers, please visit http://www.cturgentcarecenters.com or call 860-378-8585. Conveniently located at 136 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06414, CT Urgent Care Centers is open Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM.
For additional information about American Heart Month events, campaigns, and more, including informative articles about healthy lifestyle choices and how to prevent heart disease, visit Americanheart.org.
About CT Urgent Care Centers
Founded to meet the need for increased access to affordable health care, CUCC is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care in an efficient, nurturing environment. Whether for an urgent medical need, a common family illness, or a simple flu shot or sports physical, Connecticut Urgent Care Centers offer an affordable alternative to costly emergency room visits and difficult primary care physician appointments. We offer common prescription medications, state of the art X-ray services and an onsite laboratory. Visit us online at www.cturgentcarecenters.com, or call 860-378-8585 for more information about our locations and services. Look for us on Facebook as well.
CT Urgent Care Centers136 Berlin Rd
Cromwell, CT 06416