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Symptoms of a heart attack include pain in your chest, arm or back, dizziness and sweating. Call 999 if you think someone is having a heart attack.

A heart attack needs to be treated in hospital as quickly as possible. Medicine or surgery may be needed to restore the supply of blood to your heart.

A heart attack is caused by the blood vessels that supply the heart becoming blocked.

You can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack by eating a healthy diet, doing regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.

A heart attack is a serious condition where the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. It needs to be treated as quickly as possible.

Page last reviewed: 12/07/2023
Next review due: 13/07/2026