warning signs

Call 9-1-1 if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke.

Signs of a heart attack include discomfort in the chest (pressure, squeezing, fullness), discomfort in other upper-body areas (arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach), shortness of breath, a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. Women are more likely to have shortness of breath, nausea and back or jaw pain.

Signs of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination and/or severe headache with no known cause.

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