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Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

The way you or someone you love may think a heart attack happens or what the signs of one are may not be accurate. Simply knowing the signs saves lives.

A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off. 

Don't wait to get help!

Warning Signs

Chest pain, tightness, heaviness or discomfort

It may feel like a pressure, squeezing, burning or fullness in the chest. Discomfort may spread to your arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.

Extreme Fatigue

Unusual fatigue that lasts for multiple days can be an indicator of heart trouble.

Shortness of breath with exertion

It becomes hard to breathe, often times for no apparent reason.

40
Seconds
Every 40 seconds someone living in the United States will have a heart attack.
14
Percent
Approximately 14% of all people who have a heart attack will die as a result. Knowing the signs saves lives.
1.06
Million
An estimated 720,000 new heart attacks take place with another 335,000 recurrent attacks each year.

Time matters! 

If you think that you or someone you’re with is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

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