LAST UPDATED 01/26/15 1:26 PM: Due to the Winter Storm Warning for our region, community education and outreach classes that are scheduled for Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015, and Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 have been cancelled. All of the Princeton House outpatient centers and outpatient admissions offices will be closed to patients on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Please check back as we will continue to post updates related to the storm here.

Heed the Warning Signs

Recognizing the warning signs of a possible heart attack is your first line of defense. If you experience any of the following symptoms, dial 9-1-1 fast.

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath. May occur with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs. These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.