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What should I do if I feel chest pains at home?

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If you feel chest pains, whether from a heart attack or something else, stop doing whatever is giving you pain. Stay calm, and call 911.

  • Lie down in a comfortable position with your head up.
  • If you have regular adult aspirin, chew one if you don’t have aspirin allergy. Taking more won’t help, and may cause side effects.

From: Chest Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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