Fast Action Saves Lives
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You may not be sure it is a heart attack.
A heart attack may not be sudden or very painful. You may not be sure what is wrong. But it is important to check it out right away.
Act fast. Call 911.
- Call 911 in 5 minutes or less. Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
- When you call 911, an emergency vehicle arrives right away. Medicines can be given at once.
To help survive a heart attack, take these steps:
- Learn the warning signs of a heart attack, and act fast if you feel them.
- Talk with family and friends about the warning signs and the need to call 911 right away.
- Ask your doctor about your heart attack risk and how to lower it.
- Complete the “My Emergency Card” handout.
“My Emergency Card” in Tagalog
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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012