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Each year over a million people in the U.S. have a heart attack. About half of them die. Many people have permanent heart damage or die because they don't get help immediately. It's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 9-1-1 if someone is having them. Those symptoms include

  • Chest discomfort - pressure, squeezing, or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discomfort in the upper body - arms, shoulder, neck, back
  • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, sweating

These symptoms can sometimes be different in women.

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  1. Heart Attack (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... a million people in the U.S. have a heart attack. About half of them die. Many people have ... It's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 9-1-1 if someone is ...
  2. Myocardial infarction; MI; Acute MI; ST-elevation myocardial infarction; Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction ... Anderson JL. ST segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and ... . Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 73. Antman ...
  3. JAMA Patient Page: Myocardial Infarction (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Myocardial Infarction M yocardial infarction , also known as a heart attack, can strike without warning. A myocardial infarction occurs when blood supply to a part of ...
  4. ClinicalTrials.gov: Myocardial Infarction From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  5. ... be seen through ECG wave tracings following a heart attack: Hyperacute phase begins immediately after a heart attack Fully evolved phase starts a few hours to ...
  6. Heart Attack Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
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  7. About Heart Attacks (American Heart Association)  
    ... the different medical terms for a heart attack? Myocardial infarction – The damaging or death of an area of ... during their journey. Visit our Support Network today . Heart Attack • Home • About Heart Attacks • Warning Signs of a ...
  8. First aid - heart attack; First aid - cardiopulmonary arrest; First aid - cardiac arrest ... Hollander JE. Acute coronary syndromes. Acute myocardial infarction ... DM, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide . 6th ...
  9. Myocardial infarction - discharge; MI - discharge; Coronary event - discharge; Infarct - discharge ... of patients with unstable angina/non-ST-Elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology/ ...
  10. Life After a Heart Attack From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. Life After a Heart Attack Many people survive heart attacks and live active, ... a few weeks. Anxiety and Depression After a Heart Attack After a heart attack, many people worry about ...
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