No one expects they will have a heart attack, until they have one. Even with a family history, people tend to put heart health on the back burner and plan to deal with it later. Yet a heart attack gives no warning that it is going to happen, or how severe it will be, or whether it will happen at a convenient time and place.
One thing is for certain: anyone who survives a heart attack is changed, and wishes they did things differently. There is a lot to be learned from that.
For American Heart Month, we interviewed three heart attack survivors about their experiences and their advice for others. For this episode of the Perry Health Pulse podcast, their testimonials are being shared in hopes of making a difference in the lives of others who have a risk of heart attacks, even if they do not know it yet.