A heart attack can occur at any time- and they are not always sudden and intense. The Society of Chest Pain Centers reports that 50% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside of a hospital, suggesting that many people do not act on early warning signs. Knowing and recognizing heart attack warning signs can save a life. When it comes to your heart, every minute matters.
If you or someone you love is experiencing any sign or symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately and go directly to the emergency room.
Heart attacks are not always sudden and intense. Many heart attacks start slowly with only mild pain or discomfort. Some people do not experience chest pain but instead have other signs. Signs of a heart attack include:
Uncomfortable pressure, heaviness
Discomfort lasts more than two minutes, may come and go
Discomfort In Other Areas Of The Upper Body
One or both arms
BackNeck or jaw
Stomach or abdomen
Other Signs (With Or Without Chest Discomfort)
Shortness of breath
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