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Surviving a Heart Attack

How do you survive a heart attack? Fast action is your best weapon against a heart attack.  It's best to call 911 within 5 minutes of experiencing heart attack symptoms.

Why? Because clot-busting drugs and other artery-opening treatments can stop a heart attack in its tracks. They can prevent or limit damage to the heart, but they need to be given immediately after symptoms begin. The sooner they are started, the more good they will do and the greater the chances are for survival and a full recovery. To be most effective, they need to be given ideally within 1 hour of the start of heart attack symptoms.

 Delay Can Be Deadly  
 Uncertainty is Normal.
 Call 9-1-1


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