Know the signs of a heart attack

Know the signs of a heart attack

Posted on: February 16 2018 / Category: General, News

Last week we highlighted some important facts about heart disease. This week we will look at the common signs of a heart attack. Knowing these signs can help save the life of a loved one or yourself.

What is a heart attack?
A heart attack happens when the blood flow to the heart becomes blocked, preventing the heart from getting oxygen.
What are the signs of a heart attack?
  • chest discomfort/pain/pressure
  • discomfort in the upper body
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • light-headedness
  • sweating
What should you do if are having a heart attack?
  • call 911 immediately
  • stop all activity
  • sit or lie down in a comfortable position
  • remain calm until help arrives
Source: Heart & Stroke Foundation

The longer blood supply is cut off from the heart, the more damage a heart attack can be. If you act quickly enough, a life can be saved.

Want to know how to look after your heart? Next week we look at 4 steps to a healthier heart and share tips on how to protect your heart so that it can protect you.