IF YOU THINK YOU ARE HAVING A HEART ATTACK CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!
Don't hesitate to call 9-1-1 if experiencing heart attack symptoms.
The Fire Department has trained professionals who can evaluate an
individual's condition and arrange for transport to the hospital
if necessary. Don't take chances with your life. It is the Fire
Department's job to be there for you in a medical emergency.
The most common warning signals for a heart attack are:
- Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center
of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away
and comes back.
- Spreading pain that radiates from the chest into the shoulders,
arms or neck.
- Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea
or shortness of breath.
Less common warning signs of heart attack:
- Atypical chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain.
- Nausea or dizziness.
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
- Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue.
- Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness.
Not all these signs occur in every heart attack. Sometimes they
go away and return. If some occur, get help fast. Don't hesitate
to call 9-1-1.
Learn CPR - If someone in the family is at risk for having
a heart attack, learning CPR Could save their life!
For more information on Heart Disease see: The
American Heart Association