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Early Heart Attack Signs & Symptoms

Early Heart Attack Signs | Summa Health System

Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) is:

  • A campaign to educate everyone as to what the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack are in order to prevent a heart attack from occurring, which prevents heart muscle damage.
  • A plea to be responsible for yourself and those around you who may have early signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Urge them to seek immediate treatment.
  • An education program that concentrates on the benefits of receiving early treatment and activating EMS quickly
EHAC Early signs and  symptoms of a heart attack are:
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Back/jaw pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
  • These are generally not constant, but intermittent signs and symptoms
How is EHAC different from other programs?
  • Unlike promotion of the signs and  symptoms of an impending heart attack,  the EHAC initiative encourages early recognition when symptoms may be  mild
  • Approximately 50 percent of people experiencing these early symptoms may be able to prevent a heart attack if they receive early treatment before any damage to the heart can occur!!!