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February is Heart Month

Symptoms of Heart Attack 

heart graphicSigns that can mean a heart attack is happening: 

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Learn about the warning signs of heart attack in women.

Learn the signs, but remember this: Even if you're not sure it's a heart attack, have it checked out (tell a doctor about your symptoms).

Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives!

call 911

What to do until help arrives:

  • Chew one adult-strength aspirin (325 mg) or 2-4 low-dose aspirin (81 mg).  EXCEPT if you cannot take aspirin due to allergies or other reasons.

  • If you see someone who is unconscious, and you know CPR, check for a pulse then apply your training. If you don't know CPR, ask the 911 operator to coach you.

Information provided by the American Heart Association

Upcoming Events

02/15/2016
Meetings held in the Amberfield Apartment Dining Room, connected to the hospital. We welcome new members of all ages. Please join us at any time, whether you...
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02/17/2016
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