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Know a Heart Attack's Warning Signs

Quick response can head off serious damage

(HealthDay) -- Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can stave off serious damage to your heart, or even death.

The LaPeer County (Mich.) EMS says the signs include:

  • mild pressure on the right side of your chest or an aching or burning that comes and goes;
  • discomfort in your chest that is similar to indigestion;
  • chest discomfort that worsens with activity,
  • and discomfort in your chest accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating or flu-like symptoms.

The EMS group says if you feel any of the symptoms, get checked by a doctor right away. Catching a heart attack early can minimize the damage it causes.

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