85% of heart damage occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack. Early care is knowing the subtle danger signs of a heart attack.
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 – call 911
Feeling of fullness
Pain that travels down one or both arms
Shortness of breath
Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
These are generally not constant, but intermittent signs and symptoms
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!
Click here to download an informational flyer on Early Heart Attack Care.