Before heart attacks occur, there are often subtle danger signs. These signs of an impending heart attack may include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, shoulder and/or arm pain and weakness. These may occur hours or weeks before the actual heart attack. If recognized in time, these "beginnings" can be treated before the heart is damaged.
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Remember, people may or may not experience all of these symptoms. Also, people may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.
Pledge to be part of a movement to save hearts and save lives, because every heart matters.
I understand that heart attacks have beginnings that may include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, shoulder and/or arm pain, and weakness. These may occur hours or weeks before the actual heart attack.
I solemnly swear that if it happens to me or anyone I know, I will call 9-1-1 or activate our Emergency Medical Services.