As Valentine’s Day approaches and passes, you can’t set foot outside your house without seeing hearts. Hearts are everywhere. Boys and girls are giving little candy hearts to each other. Teenagers are giving heart-shaped boxes of candy. And husbands might present their wives with a heart locket on this special day.
Hearts are meant to symbolize love and affection, and they are excellent for this. People around the world understand the meaning of the shape, and most people have a positive reaction to seeing it. It is a near universal symbol.
Seeing hearts everywhere is the perfect time to pay attention to the inspiration for this shape, the human heart, and of how important heart health is. Heart disease, particularly Coronary Artery Disease, is a major killer of Americans, and far too many people are unaware of the signs of this devastating disease. Catching the disease earlier, before more significant blockages can occur, can literally be the difference between life and death.
An initiative to educate people on hearth health would be a great thing to add to Valentine’s Day. Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease include:
- Chest pain or pressure (often called angina)
- Difficulty breathing
- A heart attack or other coronary event
A prompt diagnosis of coronary disease is pivotal. The longer it takes to get a correct diagnosis, the higher the risk of heart attack, debilitating venous events, and even death. But many doctors are hesitant to make the diagnosis as promptly as they should, despite the compelling evidence that early treatment is so important.
If you suffer from Coronary Artery Disease, you are already well-aware how important prompt diagnosis was, either because you are living a wonderful life or because you are suffering debilitating effects of the disease reaching an advanced stage. If your doctor failed to make a prompt diagnosis, please contact an experienced attorney who can help you hold them responsible for their actions, and help you afford the help and treatment you will need for the rest of your life.