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Heart Attack – Would You Know the Warning Signs?

11 May 2010

The Heart Foundation has recently launched a campaign to educate people about the warning signs of heart attacks.

According to the campaign:

Warning signs vary from person to person and they may not always be sudden or severe. Although chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or discomfort.

When having a heart attack you may experience pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness in one or more parts of your upper body, in combination with other symptoms. People have described feeling generally unwell or ‘not quite right’.

The campaign places a strong emphasis on calling 000 if you think you might be having a heart attack because “treatment starts the minute you call . . . and if it turns out to be a false alarm – that’s the best thing that could happen.”

Visit the Heart Attack Facts website for more.

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