About heart health
Heart attacks can vary from small events causing no residual issues to occlusion of main arteries leading to a large scar and heart failure arrhythmia and sudden death.
Nearly 10,000 people die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Ireland every year and about half of these die as a result of heart attack.
More lives could be saved if more people recognised the symptoms and got to hospital quickly.
Chest discomfort is the most common symptom with 6 in 10 adults nominating this as a sign of someone who might be experiencing a heart attack.
Other symptoms include: chest pain at rest, upper body pain in the jaw, back, neck or arms, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, light-headedness, loss of consciousness, weakness and tiredness.