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Early Heart Attack Care

Why is it important?

  • Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and has been since the 1900s.
  • 1.2 million Americans suffer from a heart attack every year.

What are the signs of a heart attack?

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, burning sensation or pain in the center of the chest.
  • Discomfort may last for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, or light-headedness.

Denial and Procrastination = Our Hearts Enemy

Why Early Heart Attack Care?
Early Heart Attack Care is knowing the subtle danger signs and acting on them before damage occurs.

  • Early Care - Recognize and Respond (Mild symptoms, usually with normal activity)
  • Late Care - Obvious Emergency and Respond (Incapacitating pain, diminished activity)
  • Too Late Care - Critical Emergency and Respond (Unconscious, CPR, defibrillation, probable death)

85 percent of heart damage takes place within the first two hours

All heart attacks are not created equal! Heart attacks come in different shapes and sizes. In most cases, they begin with a warning sign that tells us something (heart damage or death) are impending. The road to destruction and the “crash” of your life has stop-off points that can save your life if you recognize the signs.

If you or anyone that you know start to experience the early warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack please do not wait longer that five minutes before seeking medical attention, CALL 911!

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