If you thought you were having a heart attack, would part of you worry about being embarrassed if it turned out your symptoms weren’t that serious after all? Would you dread the attention of an ambulance coming to your home? If so, you might be considered a “delayer”.
On the other hand, would you likely call 911 immediately because you believe that embarrassment passes quickly and without long-term damage, while a heart attack does not? If so, you’d be considered a “survivor”.
Check this chart to see which category you belong in – and then take whatever steps are required to move yourself immediately from delaying to surviving. Continue reading “Getting help during a heart attack: ‘delayers’ vs ‘survivors’”