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.