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Blog: Call 911 for Chest Pain

Each year, 40 percent of U.S. heart attacks are fatal. A person has the best chance for a full recovery if he or she receives care within an hour from the start of a heart attack. Centegra’s accredited Chest Pain Centers can save your life if you’re having a heart attack. If you have heart attack symptoms, call 911 immediately. The warning signs of a heart attack include sudden chest pain or pressure. It can be felt in the jaw, back, throat or arm, and may feel like tightness, heaviness or pain. You may sweat or experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, weakness and anxiety. Centegra’s state-of-the-art Emergency Departments in McHenry and Woodstock offer private rooms and leading-edge cardiac care. For more information, call 877-CENTEGRA.