How to Prevent, Recognize and Treat Heart Attacks

27 min
at 9:30 AM
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.

Guests:

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

David Lee,  associate professor, Stanford University Medical Center

Related:
American Heart Association: Signs of a Heart Attack
American Heart Association: Signs of Cardiac Arrest

Sponsored

Sponsored

Volume
KQED Live
Live Stream
Log In ToPledge-Free Stream
LATEST NEWSCAST
KQED
NPR
Live Stream information currently unavailable.
Share
LATEST NEWSCAST
KQED
NPR
KQED Live

Live Stream

Live Stream information currently unavailable.