Heart attack warning signs
Heart attack is a leading cause of death in New Zealand. Learn to recognise the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack, so you know what to do if you see or experience them.
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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be having a heart attack.
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If you think you are having a heart attack:
1. Stop and rest now
- Tell someone how you feel.
- If your symptoms are severe or they appear to be getting worse take action now.
- Or if you take angina medication and the symptoms have not been relieved within 15 minutes then take action now.
2. Dial 111 immediately
- Ask for an ambulance, and if instructed and aspirin is available, chew one.
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