Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

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2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report. This year's report offers an overview of programs, including our Structural Heart Program and our new Advanced Cardiac Support Center.

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Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can save your life — or someone else’s. When a heart attack starts, there’s a short window of opportunity to stop damage to the heart. Don’t wait to get help. Every second counts. And pay close attention to these heart-attack warning signs for men and women.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men:

Early signs of a heart attack may feel like the flu or indigestion. Other signs include:

  • Pain, pressure, fullness, burning or a squeezing sensation in the center of the chest behind the breastbone
  • Radiating pain that starts in your chest and spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, shoulders or back
  • Any prolonged discomfort in your torso, arms, abdomen or jaw that is associated with shortness or breath, troubled breathing or nausea

Symptoms in Women:

  • All of the symptoms listed above for men
  • Prolonged unusual chest pain, stomach or upper abdominal discomfort without shortness of breath
  • Severe nausea or “heartburn”
  • Unusual or unexpected shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or fatigue
  • Heart palpitations, cold sweats or pale appearance
  • Unexplained “feelings of doom”

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