Heart Attack / Stroke

Am I having a heart attack or stroke?

These signs can help identify whether you are having a heart attack or stroke.

If you think you are having a heart attack or stroke, DO NOT DRIVE!  Call 911 for transport and immediate medical attention. EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) personnel can relay important medical information to the emergency room so they are prepared and waiting when the ambulance arrives. 

Heart attack symptoms in men:

  • Chest pain
  • Arm pain
  • Upper body pain
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Stomach pain

Heart attack symptoms in women:

  • Chest pain
  • Upper body pain
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unusual fatigue

Stroke?  Think F.A.S.T.

If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and do this simple test:

FACE:

Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS:

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

SPEECH:

Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are their words slurred?­

TIME:

If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

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