Heart Care Support
Do you know what to do if someone has a heart attack?
Helping Others During a Heart Attack
If you observe signs of a heart attack like:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach
- Shortness of breath before or with chest pain
- Cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness
Noticing a Heart Attack Occuring?
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
Heart Care During Heart Attack
Don’t drive to a hospital. Emergency medical personnel, once they arrive by ambulance, can provide on-the-scene, life-saving treatment. They can communicate what they see plus deliver test results to the emergency room.
It’s okay to give the person experiencing the possible heart attack a regular strength (325mg) aspirin to chew on after you’ve called 911 and while waiting for the ambulance.
Don’t hesitate. Know the signs. Call for help.