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The Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke

If you believe you are experiencing a heart attack or stroke, call 911 or contact your emergency response system immediately.

If you are with someone who is experiencing these symptoms and cannot reach 911, drive them to the hospital immediately. If you are experiencing the symptoms yourself, have someone else drive you.

Signs of a Heart Attack
Common Symptoms

  • Chest Pain, usually radiating toward the left shoulder and arm. The arm may be tingling or numb. 
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Cold sweats, shortness of breath and lightheadedness
  • Feeling of indigestion 
  • Dizziness, weakness, and fainting
  • Abdominal pain 

Signs of a Stroke
Common Symptoms:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

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