Which Arm Hurts First During A Heart Attack?

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Definition

A heart attack is a medical emergency.

The average person waits 3 hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack. Many heart attack victims die before they reach a hospital. The sooner someone gets to the emergency room, the better the chance of survival. Prompt medical treatment also reduces the amount of damage done to the heart following an attack.


Alternative Names

First aid - heart attack; First aid - cardiopulmonary arrest; First aid - cardiac arrest


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