HEART ATTACK WARNING SIGNS
From the American Heart Association
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 Upper Body
Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of Breath
May occur with or without chest discomfort.
Other Signs May include Breaking Out in a Cold Sweat, Nausea or Lightheadedness.
STROKE Warning Signs
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
Time to Call 9-1-1
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately
CALL 911 IF THESE SIGNS ARE OCCURING!
We work to improve the health of community employees by improving nutrition and physical activity that contribute to their overall health. Some of our focus areas are:
- Tobacco-free work environment
- 30-minute activity breaks
- Develop policy that will support a healthy work environment
- Healthy vending machines
- Walking trail
- Healthy cafeteria food