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
Fast action is your best weapon against a heart attack. Why? Because clot-busting drugs and other artery-opening treatments can stop a heart attack in its tracks. 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. To be most effective, they need to be given ideally within 1 hour of the start of heart attack symptoms.
If you're having heart attack symptoms call 911 and tell the operator you think you may be having a heart attack. Don't call your doctor's office and wait for a call back or just "tough it out". The risk is too great and life is short enough as it is.
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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