If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, you should call 911 immediately.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. Almost 700,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year. That is about 29% of all U.S. deaths.
The National Heart Attack Alert Program notes these major symptoms of a heart attack:
For more information about heart disease, please visit the following web pages: