Ras Al Khaimah: A month-long campaign organised by RAK Hospital is urging people to learn about heart attack symptoms, as heart disease remains the number one killer among UAE residents.

Starting on Tuesday, the campaign aims to educate people about heart attack symptoms in order to avoid mistaking signs that could lead to intense cardiac damage and, in some cases, death.

Doctors at the hospital have also warned that besides common signs of cardiac-related diseases, it is the unrelated indications that people should watch for. These include neck, jaw and back pain that could signal a heart problem.

“Contrary to general perception, a heart attack does not always manifest itself through chest and arm pain,” stressed Dr Raza Seddiqi, CEO Arabian Healthcare Group and executive director of RAK Hospital.

Published: gulfnews.com | August 08, 2016

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