Do you have any of the following symptoms that require emergency treatment?
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
Unconsciousness. See the topic
Dealing With Emergencies.
discomfort or pain is crushing or squeezing, feels like a heavy weight on the
chest, or is occurring with any of the following symptoms:
•Shortness of breath
•Pain that spreads from the chest to the back, neck,
jaw, upper belly, or one or both shoulders or arms. The left shoulder and arm
are more commonly affected. See an illustration of areas that may be affected
by chest pain .
lightheadedness, or feeling like you are going to
•A fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
Moderate to severe difficulty breathing
Sudden heart rate or
rhythm change with nausea,
fainting, or severe
You have answered "Yes" to the question that indicates you need emergency care.
911 or other emergency services immediately.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 24, 2009
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