Dial 911 when a heart attack has your number

Published: October, 2008

Calling for help is the best way to start treating a heart attack.

When a heart attack strikes, two steps can help you protect your heart, and your life. First, recognize you are having a heart attack. Second, call 911 or your local emergency number.

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