Heart Attack Symptoms can be missed if you do not look for the right signs. We provide more information about these silent killers below. Notice! If you think you or someone else is having an attack, call 911 right now!
Heart Attack Signs
This might save your life if you can remember three questions to pin down Heart Attack Symptoms or symptoms of a stroke!
Because symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify, many victims suffer permanent brain damage simply because they are miss diagnosed as heart attack symptoms.
It was discovered that any bystander can recognize facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems which could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of a stroke and prevent serious brain damage by asking these three questions:
- Ask the individual to smile.
- Ask him or her to raise both arms.
- Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone – FALSE
There has been an email circulating that is causing a big stir entitled “How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone”. It suggests that if you think you’re experiencing Silent Heart Attack, simply cough repeatedly.
This was published without first verifying a medical source. The American Heart Association does not endorse the coughing procedure. This procedure has been used in a medical setting (not related to heart attacks) with physicians available to diagnose the specific problem, and to instruct the patient how to cough.
Therefore, it is not a recommended procedure for the general public.
Heart Attack Symptoms – TRUE
The American Heart Association and other medical experts say the body likely will send one or more of these warning signals of a heart attack:
- Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
- Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms. The pain may be mild to intense. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning, or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or inside the arms or shoulders.
- Chest discomfort with hotheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
- Anxiety, nervousness and/or cold, sweaty skin.
- Paleness or pallor.
- Increased or irregular heart rate.
- Feeling of impending doom.
Vioxx Increases Risk of Heart Attack
Vioxx lawsuits seem out of control. As you probably already know, Merck & Co. has removed Vioxx, one of its most popular drugs from the market because new data discovered that taking Vioxx could actually increase the risk or heart attack and stroke!
To make matters worse, the FDA announced that patients consuming Vioxx had a 50 percent greater risk of heart attacks. This has prompted an incredible amount of lawsuits and many ‘out of court’ settlements. Many attorneys are now offering to review cases for free provided you or your loved one have taken Vioxx hoping to find lawsuits over one million.
When I received this tip, I thought it important enough to clarify. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and you should verify this information.