Fewer than half of Americans knew back or jaw pain and nausea/vomiting can be heart attack indicators.
Only Half Of Americans Say They Know CPR
The results reveal Americans also confuse heart attack & stroke symptoms
February 1, 2018
Dr. Parker’s Commentary
This is, of course, not a particularly scientific study. People responding to an on-line survey are hardly representative of the entire population.
However, the substantial gaps in heart knowledge this survey suggests is disturbing. (0nly) fifty-six percent of people say they know how to perform CPR, and only eleven-percent know the right number of beats per minute?
I would hope the person or people near me are more educated than this… I would also note that no health provider made an effort to insure my family members were knowledgeable about heart issues…. They should at least give you a handout to distribute when you leave the hospital.
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”