Empowered to Learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and why it’s important to call 911 immediately.

About every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Some people having a heart attack wait before getting help. Some people feel it would be embarrassing to have a “false alarm.” Others are so afraid of having a heart attack that they tell themselves they aren’t having one.

This lesson helps empower communities by increasing awareness about heart attacks and steps to take in the event of a medical emergency. Participants learn that whatever the health emergency is not to wait to call 911. This lesson also encourages everyone to take steps to reduce their risk for heart disease.




Empowered to Serve™ Health Lesson: Learn the Warning Signs of Heart Attack | About every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack.

About Heart Attacks

A heart attack can be a frightening experience. If you’ve experienced a heart attack, know that you are not alone. Tens of thousands of people survive heart attacks and go on to lead productive, enjoyable lives.

Take the CPR Challenge To Save Lives

Nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests that don't happen in hospitals, happen in homes. You can help change this statistic. Join American Heart Association's challenge to the be the one in your household to learn CPR. Be the beat for someone you love.
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