The key to surviving a heart attack is getting medical help early - nearly half of all deaths due to heart attack occur within 3 to 4 hours of the beginning of symptoms.
Keep in mind that not everyone experiences the same heart attack symptoms to the same degree - some older people and women can experience less obvious symptoms. Some heart attacks come on suddenly, but the vast majority start slowly with mild pain and discomfort. Many people experiencing a heart attack are not sure they are having one and may think it's only heartburn or indigestion. This may result in not seeking medical attention promptly.
Therefore, it's critical to be familiar with and recognize heart attack symptoms, and to take them seriously. The following are heart attack warning symptoms:
If you experience these warning symptoms, the Heart and Stroke Foundation suggests doing the following things:
Acting promptly may save your life!
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