for Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke
Immediately call 911 or your local emergency response number.
If you're with someone having warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, expect a denial. But insist on getting help.
- Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes
- Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, or arms
- Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Not all of these signs occur in every attack. If some start to occur, get help fast!