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What To Do in The Event of a Heart Attack

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What To Do in The Event of a Heart Attack

Understanding the warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack is an important way to avoid a potentially catastrophic event later on in life.

At its root, a heart attack happens when there is a blockage of blood flow to the heart, and when it happens, it can damage or kill parts of your heart tissue. While they are often depicted as sudden, they are generally slow and have many warning signs, such as chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath and discomfort in other parts of your body including the back, both arms and shoulders, neck, or jaw. If you believe you are experiencing a heart attack, it is important to call 911 immediately, take aspirin if available and unlock your door for paramedics. To read even more about how to best respond, check out Medical News Today.