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When should you call 911 about possible symptoms of a heart attack?

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Call 911 if you have any of these symptoms of heart attack:

  • Chest pain, pressure, or fullness lasting more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back
  • Pain or discomfort in your neck, shoulder, upper back, or jaw
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest pain
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or nausea
  • Sweating along with chest pain

SOURCES:  The American College of Gastroenterology: "Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn." National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Dyspepsia: What It Is and What to Do About It."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Heartburn: Hints on Dealing With the Discomfort."

 

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on March 15, 2020

SOURCES:  The American College of Gastroenterology: "Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn." National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Dyspepsia: What It Is and What to Do About It."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Heartburn: Hints on Dealing With the Discomfort."

 

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on March 15, 2020

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