Heart Care

Heart Health Info

Heart Attack Warning Signs:


When Seconds Count, Don't Wait

If you are feeling:

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

Call 911 if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.



Quizzes and Tools

Heart Alert

According to the CDC, an American will have a coronary event about every 26 seconds, and about one person will die from a coronary event every minute. The Heart Alert is a health tool to help everyone understand the risk factors that contribute to heart disease, the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to do if they're having a heart attack.

Heart Quiz

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The Heart Quiz gives you a chance to test your knowledge on areas such as blood pressure and cholesterol and how it can affect your heart.

Heart Rate Calculator

Heart Rate Calculator

This Heart Rate Calculator uses a person's age to determine a person's target heart rate for different times such as during rest and aerobic activity.


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