Survive, Don't Drive - Call 911
By sharing Early Heart Attack Education (EHAC), we can change these sobering statistics!
Early signs and symptoms that can begin hours or days before a heart attack. You may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms. You may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.
While these are the primary signs of heart attack in adults, women can often experience less commons signs and symptoms, such as:
If you one or more of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at Sumner Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
Watch the following video from the American Heart Association for another demonstration of Hands-Only CPR.
Learn the signs. Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives — maybe your own. Don't wait – call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number.
We are an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, certified by ACC Accreditation Services, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology.