Rosie O'Donnell recently blogged about how she didn't immediately recognize the signs when she was having a heart attack. The symptoms often vary, and can be different for men and women. Learn the symptoms for both men and women and improve your chances of survival. If you're experiencing symptoms, call 911. If it's a heart attack, it's an emergency.
MIs do not always lead to cardiac arrest, but the statistics are high enough to warrant immediate medical attention once the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack are felt. With more than half a million SCAs in 2013 (and roughly 350,000 of those outside of a hospital), it pays to be vigilant.