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Health & FitWhy Heart Attacks Are the No. 1 Cause of Death for Americans on Vacation

01:10  15 june  2019
01:10  15 june  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

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Heart attacks are the No . 1 cause of death of Americans on vacation , according to one Manhattan cardiologist. The husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg died the same way on vacation with his family in 2015. Manhattan cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Haythe spoke to Inside Edition about why .

Heart attacks are the No . 1 cause of death of Americans on vacation , according to one Manhattan cardiologist. The world was in shock when “Sopranos” star

Heart attacks are the No. 1 cause of death of Americans on vacation, according to one Manhattan cardiologist.

The world was in shock when “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini died of heart attack during vacation in Italy in 2013. The husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg died the same way on vacation with his family in 2015.

Manhattan cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Haythe spoke to Inside Edition about why.

“Even though vacation is supposed to be relaxing, it can in fact be very stressful,” she said. “People change their routines. They eat more than usual, they may drink a lot of alcohol, and then on top of all that they do some strenuous activity.”

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The American Heart Association explains the difference between the two and what to do in each Seconds later, a person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Death occurs within minutes if the Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death – over 320,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is the case in the U.S. and worldwide. More than half of all people who die due to Being able to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack can also help people get prompt medical treatment and potentially save their lives.

Haythe has advice for all vacationing Americans.

“First off don't forget your meds, don't leave them at home,” she said. “And then please don't forget to take them.”

She also suggests bringing aspirin with you on vacation.

“It's good to have that. It would be what they gave you in an ambulance if you were having a heart attack,” she said.

In the Dominican Republic, a vacation hot spot under scrutiny for a spate of mysterious deaths, the passings of a few victims have been attributed to heart attacks, but some friends and relatives wonder if that's really the case.

The family of 53-year-old Leyla Cox from Staten Island, New York, was just told she passed away from a heart attack during her vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Her family told Inside Edition that Cox was in “great health” and her death “makes no sense to us.”

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A heart attack is the death of a segment of heart muscle caused by a loss of blood supply. The blood is usually cut off when an artery supplying the heart muscle is This MNT Knowledge Center will cover information about how and why heart attacks occur, how they are treated, and how to prevent them.

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Her son and ex-husband said they urged her not to go after seeing stories about the Dominican Republic.

It’s not known whether her death is from natural causes, as claimed by the Dominican authorities, or something else.

Why Heart Attacks Are the No. 1 Cause of Death for Americans on Vacation© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but a cardiologist says they can also be stressful.
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