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Signs of a Heart Attack

Thousands of Canadians die of a heart attack each year, but you can protect yourself by understanding what to look signs and symptoms to look out for!
Learn to……
  • Recognize the signs
  • Act quickly
  • Your life could be saved
  • Signs may vary from person to person.
Here are some signs that may help you to know when to call 911.
Chest Discomfort

It can feel like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or sharp pain.

Sweating

Suddenly breaking out into a cold sweat and shivers

Nausea

The feeling to vomit

Light headed
Feeling dizzy

Losing your balance with the room rotating around you.

Upper Body Discomfort

Symptoms may include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.

Call 911 for assistance and explain that you may be having a heart attack.

Stay on the line with a 911 agent

Chew and swallow Aspirin, one 325 mg tablet or two 81 mg tablets

Stay calm while waiting for help arrives

Keep a list of medications and medical conditions with Doctor’s name and contact posted on your fridge and one in your wallet. This way the paramedics will have easy access to the information when they arrive.

 

 

 

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