Can you recognize a heart attack? It might not be so easy

February 27, 2017

Do you know what a heart attack looks like? It’s not always someone clutching his or her chest and falling to the floor. Sweating, stomachache or nausea, jaw pain and dizziness also can be signs of a heart attack.

In women, symptoms other than chest pain are even more common. In this “Go Red for Women” campaign video starring Elizabeth Banks, an overworked mom has to rely on her son to recognize she’s having a heart attack. 

Here’s a graphic to help you recognize a heart attack:


Not sure whether to drive to the hospital or call an ambulance? Call 911. You can be treated as soon as they reach you.

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