Your Heart, Your Life: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Hispanic Community

Session 2 Handout Learn What a Heart Attack Feels Like

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Act fast. Call 9-1-1.

It could save your life.

Clot-busting medicines and other treatments can stop a heart attack as it is happening. These treatments work best if given within 1 hour of when heart attack signs begin. If you think you are having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away.

Know the heart attack warning signs:

  • Your chest may feel pressure.
  • You may feel discomfort in one or both arms, or the back or stomach.
  • You may feel discomfort in your neck or jaw.
  • You may feel like you can't breathe.
  • You may feel light-headed or break out in a cold sweat.
  • You may feel sick to your stomach.

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, 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

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