HEART ATTACKS

HEART ATTACKS

Many people ignore the symptoms of a pending heart attack,  thinking it is indigestion or heartburn, random pain or costochondritis-rib pains. Women tend to ignore these symptoms  (American Heart Assoc.) as they are usually in the middle of childcare, working, cooking or don’t want to be embarrassed by an ambulance coming to their home.  Many times the symptoms will be repeated and may last for longer periods.

Not only should you be aware of the Heart Attack signs or Symptoms, but you should know what to do if you see someone having a heart attack.  The following video can be of help if you happen to see someone who may be having a Heart Attack.  The following video is important to watch.

 Here is a GREAT VIDEO on what to do in case you think someone may be having a Heart Attack.

The Following are the most common Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Pressure or squeezing pain in your chest
  • Pain can extend to shoulder, neck or arm adn sometimes teeth and jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increasing episodes of chest pain
  • Heartburn

Forget the embarrassment or worry regarding going to the ER and maybe have nothing wrong.  In this case it is best to be SAFE rather then SORRY in this case.  CALL 911