Unfortunately, Suede says, too many men and women ignore or minimize their symptoms, writing them off as stress or indigestion when in fact they are suffering a heart attack. But the longer you deny symptoms, the longer you stay home instead of going to the hospital, in turn lowering your chances of survival. If you make it to the hospital early, when symptoms occur, you have a 90 percent chance of survival. If you think you’re having a heart attack, play it safe, call 911, take a non-coated aspirin and go to the hospital. “If it’s a false alarm, you’re lucky,” Suede says.