Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack
When to Contact Your Doctor
- If you experience any chest pain or discomfort, call 911 for emergency medical assistance
- If you become short of breath
- If you have pain in your arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
- If you develop new symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, or dizziness
- If any of the medications ordered cause side effects
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- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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