WARNING SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

A heart attack occurs when blood can’t flow to your heart. This happens as a result of a blockage in an artery in the heart. But do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? Read on to learn about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack – plus what you can do.

In the event of a suspected heart attack, immediately dial 9-1-1 and chew or crush and swallow aspirin as directed by a doctor.

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THERE’S A

HEART ATTACK

IN THE U.S.

EVERY 42 SECONDS.

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HEART DISEASE

IS THE LEADING

CAUSE OF DEATH

FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.

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ABOUT 27% OF

HEART ATTACKS

HAPPEN TO PEOPLE

WHO’VE ALREADY HAD ONE.

HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR STORIES

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BETTY B

"I am thankful for each day and the opportunities it brings to share my experiences with others."

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KEN L

"I’ve changed my diet to minimize fat and salt. I’m learning to read labels and make healthy choices."

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CINDY B

"It all comes down to listening – the cardiologists listening to us, and not just with their stethoscopes – and us listening to the cardiologists. Without both of these, there are no winners!"

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RANDY W

"I now take a low dose Bayer Aspirin regimen, and I was told that the aspirin I was given during my heart attack helped save my life! Thanks for being there for me Bayer!"

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Aspirin regimen products for recurrent heart attack prevention

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

This tool is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide a medical diagnosis, medical advice, or medical treatment. Contact your healthcare provider after using the tool to discuss your heart health or if you have any health concerns.

Estimated risk of a cardiovascular event, specifically, the risk of a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) or stroke in the next five years.

*In the event of a suspected heart attack. call 911 and chew or crush and swallow aspirin as directed by a doctor.