Every 43 seconds, a heart attack occurs in the US, but do you know the warning signs to look for? Recognizing the signs of a heart attack could mean the difference between life and death. It is estimated that by receiving treatment within the first hour of experiencing the symptoms, you increase the likelihood of surviving by 50%.
If you’re like most people, you know that one sign of a heart attack is chest pain, but there are a number of other warning signs that could appear and the more you know them, the faster you will be able to get help. The infographic below depicts the primary warning signs for both men and women and when to take action.
The faster you are able to react to these warnings the more likely you will get the treatment you need to save your life, but be aware that you can still suffer a heart attack without ever having any symptoms. While most suffer a heart attack after age 50, anyone can have a heart attack regardless of age, so if you have any of the above symptoms without reason, contact an emergency medical provider.
Now that you know what to look out for, you might be wondering what happens when you have a heart attack and what is done to treat one? This video by Ted Ed does a great job explaining exactly that.
While heart attacks are common, they do not have to be lethal. Knowing the symptoms and taking appropriate action if you think you or someone you know might be experiencing the early stages can make all the difference in preventing serious damage. Another way to help protect yourself is by having peace of mind that you won’t face expensive medical bills should you suffer a heart attack or any damaging effects of heart disease by calling our health insurance specialists and discussing your policy or getting a free quote today at 724-929-2300.