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Aspirin in Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

Learn about the use of aspirin therapy for patients who've had or are at high risk for a heart attack, unstable angina, ischemic stroke (caused by blood clot) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or "little strokes").

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

Heart attack,stroke, and cardiac arrest are life-and-death emergencies -- every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

Signs and Risk Factors for Heart Attack

This page presents risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease and what one can do about them. Risk factors discussed include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, stress, and family history.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Hope Heart Institute

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

This online guide lists the symptoms that commonly signal a heart attack.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American Heart Association

What Is a Heart Attack? (Video)

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. Learn the symptoms and how acting fast can save your life and limit damage to your heart. If you think you or someone you’re with is having a heart attack, call 9–1–1 right away.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

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