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Stroke & Heart Attack Symptoms

Stroke & Heart Attack Symptoms

Heed the warnings of a heart attack:

  • Chest pressure
  • Pain that radiates to the shoulders, neck or arms (especially the left arm)
  • Lightheadedness, sweating or nausea
  • Shortness of breath
Chest Pressure Pain in Arms

Pay attention to the symptoms of a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Numbness in Arms Dizziness

Keep in mind that men's and women's trauma symptoms can differ. If you experience warning signs of either a heart attack or a stroke, report to ER1 immediately; don't ignore your symptoms.

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