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83 Views no discussions Tweet Share Pay Attention to Your TickerHeart attacks don’t always strike out of the blue — there are many symptoms we can watch for in the days and weeks leading up to an attack. But the symptoms may not be the ones we expect. And they can be different in men and women, and different still in older adults. Last year, for example, a landmark study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Institute found that 95 percent of women who’d had heart attacks reported experiencing symptoms in the weeks and months before the attack — but the symptoms weren’t the expected chest pain, so they went unrecognized.Don’t let that happen to you. Here are 10 heart symptoms you’re likely to ignore — and shouldn’t.1. Indigestion or NauseaOne of the most oft-overlooked signs of a heart attack is nausea and stomach pain. Symptoms can range from mild indigestion to severe nausea, cramping, and vomiting. Others experience a cramping-style ache in the upper belly. Women and adults over age 60 are more likely to experience this symptom and not recognize it as tied to cardiac health.Most cases of stomach ache and nausea aren’t caused by a heart attack, of course. But watch out for this sign by becoming familiar with your own digestive habits; pay attention when anything seems out of the ordinary, particularly if it comes on suddenly and you haven’t been exposed to stomach flu and haven’t eaten anything out of the ordinary2. Jaw, Ear, Neck, or Shoulder PainA sharp pain and numbness in the chest, shoulder, and arm is an indicator of heart attack, but many people don’t experience heart attack pain this way at all. Instead, they may feel pain in the neck or shoulder area, or it may feel like it’s running along the jaw and up by the ear. Some women specifically report feeling the pain between their shoulder blades.A telltale sign: The pain comes and goes, rather than persisting unrelieved, as a pulled muscle would. This can make the pain both easy to overlook and difficult to pinpoint. You may notice pain in your neck one day, none the next day, then after that it might have moved to your ear and jaw. If you notice pain that seems to move or radiate upwards and out, this is important to bring to your doctor’s attention.3. Sexual DysfunctionHaving trouble achieving or keeping erections is common in men with coronary artery disease, but they may not make the connection. Just as arteries around the heart can narrow and harden, so can those that supply the penis — and because those arteries are smaller, they may show damage sooner. One survey of European men being treated for cardiovascular disease found that two out of three had suffered from erectile dysfunction before they were ever diagnosed with heart trouble. 4. Exhaustion or FatigueA sense of crushing fatigue that lasts for several days is another sign of heart trouble that’s all too often overlooked or explained away. Women, in particular, often look back after a heart attack and mention this symptom. More than 70 percent of women in last year’s NIH study, for example, reported extreme fatigue in the weeks or months prior to their heart attack.The key here is that the fatigue is unusually strong — not the kind of tiredness you can power through but the kind that lays you flat out in bed. If you’re normally a fairly energetic person and suddenly feel sidelined by fatigue, a call to your doctor is in order.5. Breathlessness and DizzinessWhen your heart isn’t getting enough blood, it also isn’t getting enough oxygen. And when there’s not enough oxygen circulating in your blood, the result is feeling unable to draw a deep, satisfying breath — the same feeling you get when you’re at high elevation. Additional symptoms can be light-headedness and dizziness. But sadly, people don’t attribute this symptom to heart disease, because they associate breathing with the lungs, not the heart.In last year’s NIH study, more than 40 percent of women heart attack victims remembered experiencing this symptom. A common description of the feeling: “I couldn’t catch my breath while walking up the driveway.”6. Leg Swelling or PainWhen the heart muscle isn’t functioning properly, waste products aren’t carried away from tissues by the blood, and the result can be edema, or swelling caused by fluid retention. Edema usually starts in the feet, ankles, and legs because they’re furthest from the heart, where circulation is poorer. In addition, when tissues don’t get enough blood, it can lead to a painful condition called ischemia. Bring swelling and pain to the attention of your doctor.7. Sleeplessness, Insomnia, and AnxietyThis is an odd one doctors can’t yet explain. Those who’ve had heart attacks often remember experiencing a sudden, unexplained inability to fall asleep or stay asleep during the month or weeks before their heart attack. (Note: If you already experience insomnia regularly, this symptom can be hard to distinguish.)Patients often report the feeling as one of being “keyed up” and wound tight; they remember lying in bed with racing thoughts and sometimes a racing heart. In the NIH report, many of the women surveyed reported feeling a sense of “impending doom,” as if a disaster were about to occur. If you don’t normally have trouble sleeping and begin to experience acute insomnia and anxiety for unexplained reasons, speak with your doctor.8. Flu-like SymptomsClammy, sweaty skin, along with feeling light-headed, fatigued, and weak, leads some people to believe they’re coming down with the flu when, in fact, they’re having a heart attack. Even the feeling of heaviness or pressure in the chest — typical of some people’s experience in a heart attack — may be confused with having a chest cold or the flu.If you experience severe flu-like symptoms that don’t quite add up to the flu (no high temperature, for example), call your doctor or advice nurse to talk it over. Watch out also for persistent wheezing or chronic coughing that doesn’t resolve itself; that can be a sign of heart disease, experts say. Patients sometimes attribute these symptoms to a cold or flu, asthma, or lung disease when what’s happening is that poor circulation is causing fluid to accumulate in the lungs.9. Rapid-fire Pulse or Heart RateOne little-known symptom that sometimes predates a heart attack is known as ventricular tachycardia, more commonly described as rapid and irregular pulse and heart rate. During these episodes, which come on suddenly, you feel as if your heart is beating very fast and hard, like you just ran up a hill — except you didn’t. “I’d look down and I could actually see my heart pounding,” one person recalled. It can last just a few seconds or longer; if longer, you may also notice dizziness and weakness.Some patients confuse these episodes with panic attacks. Rapid pulse and heartbeat that aren’t brought on by exertion always signal an issue to bring to your doctor’s attention.10. You Just Don’t Feel Like YourselfHeart attacks in older adults (especially those in their 80s and beyond, or in those who have dementia or multiple health conditions), can mimic many other conditions. But an overall theme heard from those whose loved ones suffered heart attacks is that in the days leading up to and after a cardiac event, they “just didn’t seem like themselves.”A good rule of thumb, experts say, is to watch for clusters of symptoms that come on all at once and aren’t typical of your normal experience. For example, a normally alert, energetic person suddenly begins to have muddled thinking, memory loss, deep fatigue, and a sense of being “out of it.” The underlying cause could be something as simple as a urinary tract infection, but it could also be a heart attack. If your body is doing unusual things and you just don’t feel “right,” don’t wait. See a doctor and ask for a thorough work-up.And if you have any risk factors for cardiac disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, or family history of heart disease, make sure the doctor knows about those issues, too.By Melanie HaikenYAHOO Health News HealthLifestyle Heart Attack Symptoms You Are Most Likely to Ignore by: – January 23, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share
Pamela J. “Pam” King, age 54 of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Born July 19, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Robert and Blanch (Hogg) McClure.Pam graduated from Northwest High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1983, worked for Envoy Airlines for over 25 years. Married Mike King January 1, 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio.Pam is survived by her mother Blanche McClure, husband Mike King, daughters Mikayla King, Emily King, Courtnie (Derrick) Velte and Heather King. Grandma of Avah, Skye and Lily. Sister of Robert McClure. Also survived by her nephew Aaron McClure.Pam is preceded in death by her father Robert McClure.Service will be private at convenience of the family.
The pair are among six out-of-contract players, also including Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Harper and Joe Dudgeon, to be released, while Alex Bruce and Stephen Quinn have been offered new deals. Manager Steve Bruce told the club’s official website, www.hullcitytigers.com: “Regrettably following relegation, we have made the decision to release the majority of those players whose contracts have expired. “We would like to place on record our thanks for the service they have given to the club, particularly our two longest-serving players, Liam Rosenior and Paul McShane. Both players have been outstanding for us and they leave with our very best wishes for their futures. “The aim now is to retain as many of the remaining squad as possible and look to add some new faces this summer as we bid to compete at the top end of the Championship and bounce straight back into the top flight.” Republic of Ireland international McShane spent seven years with the East Yorkshire club, during which he made 136 appearances, while Rosenior played 161 times for the club he joined in October 2010. Forty-year-old Harper, who joined the Tigers during the summer of 2013 after 20 years at Newcastle, made 31 appearances, the last of them in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United which saw them relegated from the Barclays Premier League. Relegated Hull have released longest serving players Paul McShane and Liam Rosenior as they reshape their squad for life in the Sky Bet Championship. Press Association
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Quinton de Kock has always had a good record against India. In the 2019 tour, during the first two Twenty20 Internationals, de Kock had scores of 52 and 79 as South Africa leveled the three-match series 1-1. His good form in the Twenty20 Internationals was carried into the Vizag Test as the left-handed wicketkeeper batsman smashed his fifth century and first in India as South Africa continued to fight against India on day three of the Vizag Test.De Kock’s century was backed up well by Dean Elgar, who also smashed his first century against India and his 12th overall. Elgar had revived the South Africa innings with an aggressive partnership with Faf du Plessis, who scored 55. Following the South Africa skipper’s dismissal to Ravichandran Ashwin for 55, De Kock stepped up and took a liking to the Indian bowlers. De Kock got off the mark by slamming a full toss from Ashwin to the deep cover region for a boundary and that stroke signalled his intent. The left-hander took a liking for Ashwin whom he smashed for two further boundaries before launching into Ravindra Jadeja with a six over deep midwicket and a four to third man. As the post-lunch session wore on, De Kock and Elgar made the Indian bowlers toil. Also Read | Dean Elgar Hits Maiden Ton Against India, South Africa Fight In Vizag TestWith India waiting for the new ball, De Kock and Elgar chipped away at the deficit and scored at a healthy rate. After notching up his fifty, De Kock continued to target Ashwin with two boundaries while he continued the onslaught with two boundaries off Hanuma Vihari. In the quest for quick runs, de Kock and Elgar smashed the Indian bowling to all parts of the ground and although Elgar fell for 160, de Kock continued to bat in his merry ways. Also Read | Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin Highlight India’s Dominance In Vizag Test Vs South AfricaOn 97, De Kock notched up his century in the same way like Elgar. Ashwin flighted a delivery outside off and de Kock powered an inside-out lofted drive over wide long off to bring up his landmark. It indeed is a fantastic knock from South Africa’s wicketkeeper batsman after a lean run recently. South Africa have avoided the follow-on after Mayank Agarwal’s fantastic double century and a blazing 176 from Rohit Sharma. The duo stitched a brilliant 317-run partnership for the opening wicket and it was the best stand in Tests between India and South Africa. The Proteas will be aiming to avoid a repeat of 2015 in which only a washout in the Bangalore test helped them avoid a 4-0 whitewash.
Excitement seems to be the keyword around the Big Ten as conference play begins this week with four games scheduled Saturday. Eight of the 11 Big Ten teams will open their conference schedules this week.”We look forward to beginning Big Ten play,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said; his No. 1 Buckeyes will host No. 24 Penn State this weekend.”We are excited about hosting an undefeated Wisconsin team and opening the Big Ten schedule,” Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said. The Badgers and Wolverines are the only two undefeated Big Ten teams playing each other this week.”We’re into Big Ten, and like every other team, we’re anxious to get into our conference and see what kind of a football team we have,” Purdue coach Joe Tiller said. Purdue will host 2-1 Minnesota on Saturday.Though both Illinois and Iowa will start Big Ten play this weekend, both will play an out-of-conference game during the season, a scheduling decision that was met with different reactions by their coaches.”I think it’s probably good to have a non-league game,” Illinois coach Ron Zook said. “Sometimes it’s good to step out of the conference and step back in.” The Fighting Illini will host Ohio in a non-conference game on Oct. 14.”We’d just as soon play our four non-league games early and start a week earlier,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said, “that’d be a perfect world.” Northern Illinois will pay a visit to the Hawkeyes on Oct. 28.Instant Replay Mistake Raises QuestionsIn the Big Ten, instant replay has been around since 2004 and uses a technical advisor to sit in the booth during each game and review each play. If an incorrect call is spotted, the advisor alerts the officials on the field who then take the appropriate actions. This year, the Big Ten instituted the use of a coaches’ challenge.Oregon’s 34-33 home victory last Saturday against Oklahoma has raised questions about the instant replay system and officiating in college football. Though the game was ultimately decided by a blocked kick, Oklahoma has pointed to two incorrect calls that they feel cost them the game. The game was officiated by a Pac-10 crew that was suspended by the league Monday.Nationally, conferences are free to choose their method of instant replay, and though others have gone with systems different from the Big Ten’s, Ohio State Jim Tressel supports his conferences system whole-heartedly. “It’s the best you could have,” Tressel said. The controversy from the Oklahoma-Oregon game has also sparked debate about whether a national pool of officials would be beneficial to the sport, the idea being that officiating would become more consistent and less biased.Penn State coach Joe Paterno, the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten, supports a national official pool. “I’d like to see the officiating become standard, having a national pool of officials would be a start,” Paterno said.The overwhelming response from Big Ten coaches, though, is that such a change would be too difficult and complicated to make.”I think there are some real valid points regarding that issue,” Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said, “I think the difficulty is in being able to bring officials from all over the country from a logistical standpoint and making sure they’re all trained and educated by the same people.”Purdue coach Joe Tiller offered the same thought.”I think it would be a very costly proposition, I’d be surprised if we ever see it,” the Boilermaker headman said. It doesn’t appear that a change is likely as both financial costs and logistical restraints may prove to be too complicated to work out.”It’s like calculus,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said, referring to the plan and its problems, “and I’m not that smart.”Ohio State Gets Spark From Receiver GinnNo. 1 Ohio State has lived up to their pre-season hype this season, beating Texas 24-7 on the road en route to a 3-0 start heading into this weekend’s game against No. 25 Penn State. Perhaps the most electrifying reason for their success has been the stellar play of junior wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr.Ginn, a national champion track star in high school, is a player whom opposing teams have to fear when game planning for the Buckeyes. Lightening fast, Ginn caught 51 passes for 803 yards and four touchdowns in his sophomore year. This season, Ginn already has 203 yards receiving and a career best five receiving touchdowns after just three games.”I really think he has grown day by day for the last couple of years as a receiver,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said.Going into the season, questions had been raised about Ginn’s game-to-game consistency; some games the receiver would be unstoppable, but in some games he’d be unnoticeable. Ginn appears to have put those questions to rest however by catching a touchdown pass in each of the Buckeyes games so far this season.Not just a threat as a receiver, Ginn has five career punt return touchdowns and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.”I think he’s a great football player,” Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said, “I think he’s shown that from the moment he got to Ohio State.”
UC Irvine goalie Jimmy Friedrich knew what to expect, but couldn’t do enough to stop the Trojans from handing the Anteaters a 7-4 loss Saturday.Friedrich played for USC (6-0, 1-0) for three years as an undergraduate, and despite 14 saves on Saturday, the No. 1 USC men’s water polo team proved too much once again. The Trojans previously bested the Anteaters 11-4 in the NorCal tournament last weekend.USC kicked off the match with three quick goals in the opening minutes of play. The Anteaters, however, were not deterred, as Friedrich did just enough to keep the USC offense at bay.“I think our defense was fine,” senior driver Peter Kurzeka said. “We held them to four goals. However, our offense struggled. We failed to put away some shots early.”Despite being denied an early lead, the Anteaters battled back, trailing 4-2 at halftime. They would cut it to a one-goal game after an early goal in the opening moments of the second half. But the USC offense was jumpstarted by the play of Kurzeka, who scored two goals and notched two assists at critical moments in the game.Goals from redshirt sophomore driver Stephen Siri and junior drivers Forest Monroe and Michael Rosenthal helped USC pull away from UC Irvine.“It was a low scoring first half,” Kurzeka said. “Both of our teams are defensive[ly] minded and they wanted to stop our counter attack. And obviously we want to hold them to as few goals as possible. If we don’t take our chances early then they stick around.”Part of the reason UC Irvine was able to keep the game close was its familiarity with USC’s game plan.“They definitely scouted us better,” Rosenthal said. “They knew some of our center plays better and thought of ways to attack us differently. They came out with a lot of energy. We have a target on our back because we are three-time defending champions.”USC coach Jovan Vavic had his own explanation as to why the Anteaters were able to keep it close for most of the match.“Our team was a little more tired this game because we trained pretty hard, and UCI looked more rested,” Vavic said. “Last time we played Irvine they had a very tough game against Long Beach before we played them, so we got them tired. [This time] our defense was good, and we only gave up four goals. Offensively, we could have done a better job but I think it was because we were tired.”After its victory over UC Irvine, USC defeated Golden West 10-8 in a scrimmage, giving some of the younger players an opportunity to play.“It’s definitely a good experience for those guys,” Rosenthal said. “Golden West is not a shabby team at all. They came out, got a win and those guys don’t always get a lot of minutes, so it’s good they got minutes in that game.”USC continues play on Thursday, facing Princeton at 7 p.m. at McDonald’s Swim Stadium.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael will not return against CMU after suffering an upper-body injury, SU Athletics announced.The sophomore had the biggest play of the day on a 62-yard reception. He was dragged down just short of the end zone.It is unclear when Ishmael suffered his injury, or the extent to which he is hurt. Starting quarterback Eric Dungey also left the game after taking a hit to the head in the second quarter. Comments
Sources have confirmed to Tipp FM that the new look jersey will have Intersport on the front and Elverys on the back…it will be launched at midday on Sunday in Hayes Hotel, Thurles.Tipp footballers will wear the new jerseys in their League clash with Louth while the hurlers will have them on show at Semple Stadium for the League clash against Kilkenny.
Photo © Pixabay There’s lots of local soccer action todayIn the NTDL Tipp Cup 2nd round Nenagh Celtic face BT Harps at 12While in the Tipp Cup Quarter Final Thurles Town play Gurtagarry at 2 And in the Premier Division Borroway go up against Portumna at 12Meanwhile in the South of the County in the TSDL Dungarvan take on Clonmel Celtic in the Munster Youths Cup 5th round at 3pmWhile there are a string of fixtures in the Tipp Cup 2nd roundIn the early kick offs Kilsheelan take on Ballyneale and Clonmel face Two Mile Borris – both at 12 noonMeanwhile int he late kick offs Vee Rovers face Cashel, Suirside go up against Peake Villa and Wilderness Rovers face Tipp Town.All those games get underway at at 3pmFinally, in the Premier League Two Mile Borris take on Peake Villa at 12