Know the warning signs of a heart Attack. - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

New information from CDC

Know the warning signs of a heart Attack.

ATLANTA (AP) _ Only about 1 in 4 Americans know the warning signs of a heart attack, U.S. health officials in Atlanta say.

Most are also unaware that the first thing to do is call 9-1-1.

Doctors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the level of public awareness is alarmingly low.

Here are the warning signs:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest
  • Arms or shoulder
  • Feeling of weakness
  • Discomfort in the jaw, neck or back.

Each year more than 900,000 Americans suffer a heart attack.

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