We rarely think life-threatening conditions, like a heart attack, can happen to us. And we tend to miss signs that such conditions are brewing. "You think, ‘I’m too young’ or ‘too healthy’ for it to be true, and you can ignore important symptoms," says Dr. Emily Lau, a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
Protect yourself by learning the warning signs of the following conditions, and taking action if you recognize them.
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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
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