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Knowing the Signs of a Heart Attack Can Save Lives


Even with the best preventative care, it’s important to recognize the signs of a heart attack — both in yourself and in others.

Don’t ignore these symptoms:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the arm, jaw or neck
  • Extreme weakness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling faint
  • Shortness of breath


Many times, symptoms of a heart attack are different for women. Weakness, sudden dizziness, pounding heart or a feeling of impending doom may all be signs of heart attack in women.

Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call 911 or have someone drive you to the nearest emergency room if you have any of the symptoms of a heart attack. The sooner you get help, the less damage a heart attack will have on your heart.


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