MN Mission Lifeline Radio TV PSAs Warning Signs

Updated:Dec 5,2014
Mission Lifeline LogoThank you for helping us raise awareness in Minnesota about the signs and symptoms of heart attack. 

Successful treatment outcomes depend on quick actions - starting with recognition of the warning signs. 

Downloadable TV PSAsAll of these radio PSAs are MP3 files.

Heart Attack PSA Spring PlantingIt’s planting season, and you’re in a rush to get all of your crops in the ground on time. But what you might not consider is that all the stress you’re experiencing could lead to a deadly heart attack. Recognizing the symptoms, dialing 911 and getting immediate treatment from EMS staff could mean the difference between life and death. Visit heart dot org slash M N to learn the signs of a heart attack and how to act in time.
 
Heart Attack PSA Spring Yard WorkSpring brings warm weather, green grass, and lots of yard work. From mowing to landscaping, all that outdoor activity can leave you breathless and sore. But if you feel chest discomfort like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, the problem could be your heart. Dial 911 immediately. Many heart attack victims die within one hour of the first symptoms, but getting immediate treatment from EMS staff could save your life. Visit heart dot org slash M N to learn more.
 
Heart Attack PSA Lake Time

It’s finally time to open up the family cabin. While the kids jump in the lake, you’re busy hauling boxes. But if you suddenly feel pain in your arms, back, neck or jaw, don’t blame it on the excitement—it could be your heart. Dial 911 immediately. Many heart attack victims die within one hour of the first symptoms, but immediate treatment from EMS staff can save your life—so you’ll have many more summers to enjoy at the cabin. Visit heart dot org slash M N to learn more.
 

Heart Attack PSA Summer HeatThe heat of a scorching summer day can make you miserable. But if you begin to experience unusual shortness of breath or cold sweats, don’t blame it on the heat—it could be your heart. Dial 911 immediately. Many heart attack victims die within one hour of the first symptoms, but getting immediate treatment from EMS staff can mean the difference between life and death. Visit heart dot org slash M N to learn more.
 
Heart Attack PSA Summer VacationIt’s summer vacation. The kids are full of energy and chasing after them all day can be exhausting. But if you begin to experience unusual nausea or lightheadedness, the problem could be your heart. Dial 911 immediately. Many heart attack victims die within one hour of the first symptoms, but getting immediate treatment from EMS staff can save your life—so you’ll always be there for your kids. Visit heart dot org slash M N to learn more.
 
Heart Attack PSA Fall HarvestIt’s that time of year again, and you’re hard at work harvesting and hauling crops from sunrise to sunset. What you might not realize is that all that stress could lead to a deadly heart attack. But recognizing the symptoms, dialing 911 and getting immediate treatment from EMS staff could mean the difference between life and death. Visit heart dot org slash M N to learn the signs of a heart attack and how to act in time.
 


Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

Cardiac arrest strikes immediately and without warning. Here are the signs:

  • Sudden loss of responsiveness (no response to tapping on shoulders).
  • No normal breathing (the victim does not take a normal breath when you tilt the head up and check for at least five seconds). 

If these signs of cardiac arrest are present, tell someone to call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number and get an AED (if one is available) and you begin CPR immediately.  

If you are alone with an adult who has these signs of cardiac arrest, call 9-1-1 and get an AED (if one is available) before you begin CPR. 

Use an AED as soon as it arrives.

Dial 9-1-1 Fast
Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies — every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number. Not all these signs occur in every heart attack or stroke. Sometimes they go away and return. If some occur, get help fast! Today heart attack and stroke victims can benefit from new medications and treatments unavailable to patients in years past. For example, clot-busting drugs can stop some heart attacks and strokes in progress, reducing disability and saving lives. But to be effective, these drugs must be given relatively quickly after heart attack or stroke symptoms first appear. So again, don't delay — get help right away!

Statistics 
Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious disability. That's why it's so important to reduce your risk factors, know the warning signs, and know how to respond quickly and properly if warning signs occur.

Act in Time
The American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have launched a new "Act in Time" campaign to increase people's awareness of heart attack and the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately at the onset of heart attack symptoms. Find the links here.