Making a Plan (Heart Health)
No one wants to think about having a heart attack, but planning ahead could save your life. Here are a few ways to plan ahead:
Think through what you would do if you had heart attack symptoms. Decide what you would do if it happened while you were at home, in the middle of the night, at work, or at any other place or in any other situation that might need advance planning.
Decide who will care for any of your dependents in an emergency. Emergency medical personnel will generally contact a friend or relative (or the police department, if necessary) to make emergency arrangements for your dependents, but it’s best to have a plan in place beforehand.
Talk with your family and friends about the heart attack warning signs and the importance of acting fast by calling 9-1-1 after a few minutes â€” five at the most â€” if those signs persist.