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Warning signs may not be what you think.
They can vary from person to person, and they may not always be sudden or severe.
The one thing all heart attacks share in common is that the sooner you receive treatment, the less damage will be done to your heart.
If you experience the warning signs of heart attack for 10 minutes, if they are severe or get progressively worse, call Triple Zero (000) immediately and ask for an ambulance.
It’s OK if it’s a false alarm. That’s the best thing that could happen.
Too many people die from heart attack because they take too long to call an ambulance.
Act quickly when symptoms of heart attack happen. This can save your life and limit damage to your heart.
Treatment starts the minute you call. The operator can give you lifesaving advice and paramedics are trained to treat you from the moment they arrive.
Although chest pain or discomfort are common symptoms of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or discomfort. Others may experience 1 symptom, while some experience a combination.
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Women often think these warning signs are not to do with their heart, so they don’t take action. Know your symptoms and when to call Triple Zero (000).
Performing CPR can help save a life — often the life of a family member or someone you know. We recommend that every adult and teenager learn this lifesaving skill.
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If you think you may be having a heart attack, call Triple Zero (000) — the operator will work out if you need an ambulance. And if it's a false alarm, well, that's the best thing that could happen.
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