Recognizing These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Save Your Life
Knowing heart attack symptoms when you see them, or should I say feel them, could keep you from having a heart attack.
I'm Gene Millen,
your guide and the owner of this website. As I often
say, "Having a heart attack isn't as much fun as you
might think." The good news is that you can avoid
the traumatic and life changing event of having a
It may also include jaw pain, dizziness, nausea, "heart burn" or " indigestion," and fatigue. The pain may go away and come back or spread through your neck, jaw, shoulders, arms or back.
nausea, light-headedness, shortness or breath. In
women, chest pain may be mild and other symptoms may
be more vague and occur at rest rather than
exercise. Click here for
heart attack symptoms.
Decide now on the closest medical center that offers 24-hour emergency cardiac care.
local emergency numbers and the hospital phone
number posted near your phone and tell family
members what to do and where to call.
Contact the American Red Cross or local community centers or fire stations to find CPR courses in your area.
They can prevent or limit damage to the heart?but they need to be given immediately after symptoms begin. The sooner they are started, the more good they will do?and the greater the chances are for survival and a full recovery.
most effective, they need to be given ideally within
1 hour of the start of heart attack symptoms.
your doctor's office and wait for a call back or
just "tough it out".
Chew an adult aspirin or crush and drink it dissolved in water for faster absorption. Aspirin may help restore some blood flow through clogged arteries.
Lie down. It's almost always best to wait for the
ambulance rather than having someone drive you to
the hospital (don't drive yourself).
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