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WARNING SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

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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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WARNING SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

There’s a

HEART ATTACK

in the US

every 42 seconds.

Heart disease

is the leading

cause of death

for both men and women.

About 27% of

heart attacks

happen to people

who’ve already had one.

THE HEART HEALTH RISK TOOL1

LEARN YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE

Do you know your risk factors?2 Find out and get a personalized heart-healthy action plan to share with your doctor.

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MANAGING RISK:

WHY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

If you take prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, they may not be enough to protect your heart. Talk to your doctor about whether these medications are enough for you and whether adding an aspirin regimen can help further reduce the risk of another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

TELL ME HOW ASPIRIN HELPS

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

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