Report: Only 25% of Americans know signs of heart attack

02/22/2008 | USA Today · U.S. News & World Report

A report from the CDC indicates one in four Americans can recognize the signs of a heart attack and know how to react, a decline from about one in three in 2001. Whites, the highly educated and women, as well as West Virginia residents, seemed to be the most informed groups, the report found. The lead researcher said public awareness is "alarmingly low" and urged states with low awareness to be more aggressive in outreach and education.

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