Heart Attack Warning Signs

All Heart Attacks Have Beginnings

30% of people experience a heart attack as their first symptom. This does not have to happen to you.People often dismiss heart attack warning signs, such as chest pain, thinking they merely have heartburn or a pulled muscle. The unfortunate conclusion is that many people wait too long before getting help. We want you to recognize the early symptoms of a heart attack. 

Early Heart Attack Care Saves Lives!

These “beginnings” can occur hours or weeks before an attack and be treated before the heart is damaged. For 50% of the people experiencing these symptoms, the heart attack can be prevented with early treatment. Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) is knowing the subtle danger signs of a heart attack and acting upon them immediately—before Heart Damage occurs.

What are the “Beginnings” of a Heart Attack?

Heart attack “beginnings” are different for everyone, people may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms:


If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

What You Can Do to Help Save Lives

Commit to these three steps:

  1. Learn the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack
  2. Share EHAC with others
  3. Take the oath

Pledge to be part of a movement to save hearts and save lives...Because Every Heart Matters


I understand that heart attacks have beginnings that may include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, shoulder and/or arm pain, and weakness. These may occur hours or weeks before the actual heart attack. I solemnly swear that if it happens to me or anyone I know, I will call 9-1-1 immediately.


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