Why Don’t Heart Attack Victims Seek Help More Quickly?
According to the American Heart Association, many people having a heart attack wait more than three hours before seeking help. Some people feel it would be embarrassing to have a “false alarm.” Others are so afraid of having a heart attack that they tell themselves they aren’t having one. These feelings are easy to understand, but they’re also very dangerous. If you think you may be having a heart attack, don’t hesitate … call 911 or your emergency response number immediately. Making the call could save your life.