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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

Chronic Disease > Cardiovascular Health > Cardiovascular Health Home Cardiovascular Health Home


To provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke.

Signs of a Heart Attack

CALL 9-1-1 if you or someone you are with shows any signs of a heart attack.

5 major symptoms

  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
  • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
  • Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder.
  • Shortness of breath.

Are you at risk?

  • High Blood Pressure (In 2013, 33.5% of all Indiana adults reported having high blood pressure.)
  • High Cholesterol (In 2013, 39.8% of all Hoosier adults reported having high cholesterol.)
  • Diabetes (ISDH Diabetes Information) 
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

Take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don't smoke or use tobacco products
  • Have your cholesterol checked
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Manage your diabetes