Heart Attack Warning Signs
If you are not sure that you are having a heart attack and you need to know more, try answering these questions:Are you having discomfort in the middle of your chest?
- Are you having any of the following chest discomfort symptoms: Fullness within the chest, burning within the chest, aching within the chest, tightness within the chest or similar type symptom?
- Do these chest discomfort symptoms come and go?
- Are these chest discomfort symptoms worse with activity and disappear when you rest?
- Are you reluctant to tell someone of these symptoms?
- Are you reluctant to call because you think your mild symptoms do not warrant doing so?
- Do you have any of these other associated symptoms: Discomfort that goes from the chest to your left arm or to your jaw, clammy perspiration, shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness?
- If you carry with you nitroglycerin, does the nitroglycerin seem to take away the discomfort within 5 minutes?
If you answered yes to most of these questions you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at Palestine Regional Medical Center's Emergency Services Department
. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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