How to Prevent, Recognize and Treat Heart Attacks

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A nurse checks the blood pressure of a patient as nurses and physicians perform basic health screenings.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Medical Examiner confirmed this week that a heart attack killed Mayor Ed Lee, who died on December 12 after collapsing in a Safeway store. The CDC estimates that each year about 790,000 Americans have a heart attack. We discuss how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, how to help someone experiencing a cardiac event and the latest in prevention and treatment.


Zian Tseng, associate professor, Cardiology Division, UCSF School of Medicine

David Lee,  associate professor, Stanford University Medical Center

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