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Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke


Gary Rath, MD practices at North Colorado Medical Center.

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provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Banner Health ©

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Text:     Banner Health Presents: Ask The Expert
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Image:  Gary Rath, MD speaks on-camera throughout video.

CARDIOLOGIST, North Colorado Medical Center

Audio:  “I’m Dr. Gary Rath, a cardiologist at North Colorado Medical Center.”

Text:     #1 cause of death in the U.S.

Audio:  “Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S.”

Text:      Stroke is the #3 cause of death in the U.S.

Audio:  “Stroke is the number three cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious disability.”


Audio:  “Know the warning signs. Some of the warning signs of a stroke…”

Text:       Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially one side of the body)

Audio:  “…are sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. Symptoms include…”

Text:       Confusion, Trouble speaking or understanding, Trouble seeing in one or both eyes

Audio:  “…confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, and trouble seeing in one or both  eyes…”

Text:       Loss of balance, Severe headache

Audio:  “…loss of balance may occur and walking can become difficult. Severe headache with no known cause may also occur. With immediate action clot-busting drugs, called tissue plasminogen activators, can reduce long-term disability for the most common types of strokes.”

Chest pains, Uncomfortable pressure, Squeezing, Fullness

Audio:  “Heart attack warning signs include chest pain, most often in the center of the chest  that lasts more than a few minutes. Additional signs are uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the chest. You may also experience discomfort in other areas of the upper body…”

Text:       Pain in one or both arms, Back, neck, or stomach pain

Audio:  “…including pain in one or both arms, back, neck or stomach…”

Text:       Shortness of breath, Cold Sweat, Nausea, Light headedness

Audio:  “…shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea, light headedness can also occur during a heart attack. Stroke and heart attack are life and death emergencies. Learn the signs, don’t wait, call 911. Minutes matter.”

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