Heart Attack: 5 Warning Signs

Remember these five symptoms so you can get someone the immediate help they need.

Heart Attack: 5 Warning Signs

February is Heart Health Month, so it's a great opportunity to remind yourself of the warning signs of a heart attack. About 805,000 Americans have a heart attack every year — and most of those incidents are their first one. Whether you or someone you love has a heart attack, it's important to get immediate help. Watch for these five symptoms, according to the American Heart Association.

And to assess your risk of having a heart attack, take our quiz here.

Chest Discomfort

Many heart attacks create uncomfortable pressure or pain in the chest area. It can start and last several minutes, or go away and come back. It can also feel like fullness or squeezing. This chest pain is the most common symptom for women.

How to Tie a Tourniquet Yourself

Know how to stop a severe bleeding wound.


You never know when basic first aid knowledge could mean the difference between life and death, and tying a tourniquet is one skill you should know.

A tourniquet is a band that is tightened around an extremity to stop blood flow to a wound. It is used to control rapid bleeding after an injury to a limb. When used properly, tourniquets cause a significant decrease in blood flow — which can save a person's life. But because of this, improper use can cause permanent nerve and tissue damage.

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