Heart attacks are a medical emergency and it is important to seek immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing chest pain, difficulty breathing, or feelings of pressure or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or arms, call 911 or your local emergency number right away. Do not try to drive yourself to the hospital or have someone drive you.
Every minute counts during a heart attack, and getting prompt medical treatment can save your life. Other symptoms of a heart attack may include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, lightheadedness or fainting, and excessive sweating. If you are with someone who is experiencing these symptoms, encourage them to seek immediate medical attention and stay with them until help arrives.