Heart Attack & Stroke
Adults and youth should know the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke. Not all of these signs occur in every heart attack or stroke. If you notice one or more of them, don't wait. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
Heart Attack Warning Signs
--Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
--Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
--Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
--Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.
Stroke Warning Signs
--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.
For more information, visit www.heart.org.