Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs


Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs


This Web site is part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act quickly when someone may be having a heart attack. The campaign urges physicians to educate patients about heart attack risk, warning signs, and survival and offers educational materials for the public and health care professionals. The Web site includes information based on material developed by the Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) research program.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Heart attacks
    • What is a heart attack?
    • Who is at risk?
    • Limiting heart muscle damage
  • Heart attack warning signs (including video of survivors talking about their experiences)
    • Women and heart attacks
  • Surviving a heart attack
    • Uncertainty is normal
    • Delay can be deadly
    • Call 9-1-1
    • Emergency medical personnel
    • Plan ahead
  • Testing for a heart attack (includes a quiz on heart attack signs)
  • Reducing heart attack risk
    • Six steps to reduce heart attack risk
  • Heart disease and medications
  • Frequently asked questions


American Heart Association; American Red Cross; National Council on Aging; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

National Institutes of Health


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: January 2007
Last Updated: 08/27/14

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