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If you think someone is having a heart attack, taking action immediately can save their life.
Here, heart attack symptoms to look for and what to do next.

by Reader’s Digest Editors

A heart attack is caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle (usually by a clot in the coronary blood vessels). The outcome depends on how much of the muscle is affected and how quickly help can be given. If you think someone is having a heart attack, always call for help rather than waiting to see if the symptoms subside.

A patient is three times more likely to survive if he receives advanced medical help within an hour of having a heart attack.

Heart Attack Symptoms

These are the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack. A patient will experience some, but not necessarily all. If the pain subsides with rest, it…

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