Heart Attack Warning Signs
The following signs won’t all come before every attack. Sometimes they’ll go away, then return again. So if any of them occur, you should seek immediate medical help.
Common warning signs:
• Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the centre of the chest for more than a few minutes.
• Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, arms or sometimes the jaw and teeth.
• Chest pains plus light-headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
Less common warning signs:
• Abnormal pains in the chest, stomach or abdomen
• Unexplained nausea or dizziness
• Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
• Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue
• Heart palpitations (irregular beats), cold sweat, paleness
Most of the time, heart attack symptoms are different in men and women. In fact, 2 out of 3 women experience less typical heart attack warning signs.
IT TAKES JUST TWO STEPS TO HELP SAVE A LIFE
When a person suddenly collapses, trained or untrained bystanders should:
1. Call 000
2. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest until help arrives
This could mean the difference between life and death
Top TipsAll Top tips
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
Choose lean meats, poultry and fish
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