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What to Do If You're Having a Heart Attack

Monday, 20 Jun 2011 02:44 PM

Heart attacks are serious medical emergencies and receiving timely medical care is of paramount importance. Those who suffer from cardiac problems and have recently had any surgery, such as a cardiac bypass surgery, must be especially prepared to deal with such emergencies.

The surest warning sign of a heart attack is a radiating pain that spreads across the left breast bone. This initial pain may be accompanied by dizziness or shortness of breath.

The pain during the heart attack intensifies and can last for as long as 15 minutes. This pain can spread across the neck, jaw, shoulders, and arms.

Usually, a heart attack comes after several weeks of chest pain. If you have been suffering from frequent chest pains or sudden squeezing sensations and suspect a heart attack has or will occur, call 9-1-1 immediately for heart attack help.

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