If you or someone you’re with has one or more of the signs below, call 9-1-1 immediately. Get to the hospital right away. Don’t drive yourself, unless you have absolutely no other option.

Heart Attack Symptoms

  • CHEST DISCOMFORT
    Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • DISCOMFORT IN OTHER AREAS OF THE UPPER BODY
    Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • SHORTNESS OF BREATH
    This may be present with or without chest discomfort.
  • OTHER SIGNS
    They may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.

Stroke Symptoms

Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

  • FACE DROOPING
    Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
  • ARM WEAKNESS
    Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • SPEECH DIFFICULTY
    Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
  • TIME TO CALL 9-1-1

For more information, contact your nearest American Heart Association office or call

1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721)

Source: www.heart.org