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!
- 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.
It can feel like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or sharp pain.
Suddenly breaking out into a cold sweat and shivers
The feeling to vomit
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.