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Heart Attack Information

A heart attack occurs when an area of heart muscle dies or is permanently damaged by a lack of blood and oxygen. People who are experiencing a heart attack may have symptoms like:
 
  • Chest discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in one or both arms, the left shoulder, neck, jaw, or back.
 
Unfortunately, many people wait two hours or more after their symptoms begin before seeking medical help. This delay can result in lasting heart damage or even death. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(For more detailed information, including how a heart attack is treated and an expanded list of symptoms, click Heart Attack.)
 

Heart Attack Information

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