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What Is the Early Heart Attack Oath?

Last updated 3 years ago

Did you know that the first signs of a heart attack may be nausea, anxiety, or cold sweats? While most people think of chest pain and sharp, sudden symptoms as the primary indicators for heart attack, the more subtle initial symptoms are the ones you should really look out for. Early heart attack symptoms can alert patients to the need for treatment before permanent damage occurs to the heart.

The Early Heart Attack Oath is an understanding that heart attacks have early signs that should be addressed before more serious symptoms take place. Calling 911 is the most reliable way to get emergency care with a quick response so that a heart attack does not result in long-term disability or death. By taking the oath, you understand that heart attacks have beginnings that can signal an impending heart attack hours or even days before the actual heart attack takes place.

Northside Hospital can help you uphold the Early Heart Attack Oath with emergency care that is streamlined to minimize wait times around-the-clock. You can get to know our ER and cardiac services on our website or at (888) 598-9586.


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