Having Chest Symptoms? Get Help ASAP!
If you are not sure that you are having a heart attack and you need to know more, try answering these questions:
1. Are you having discomfort in the middle of your chest?
2. Are you having any of the following chest discomfort symptoms: Fullness within the chest, burning within the chest, aching within the chest, tightness within the chest or similar type symptom?
3. Do these chest discomfort symptoms come and go?
4. Are these chest discomfort symptoms worse with activity and disappear when you rest?
5. Are you reluctant to tell someone of these symptoms?
6. Are you reluctant to call because you think your mild symptoms do not warrant doing so?
7. Do you have any of these other associated symptoms: Discomfort that goes from the chest to your left arm or to your jaw, clammy perspiration, shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness?
8. If you carry with you nitroglycerin, does the nitroglycerin seem to take away the discomfort within 5 minutes?
If you answered yes to most of these questions you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at the nearest hospital's Emergency Room or Chest Pain Center. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Dr. Raymond Bahr's Articles & Videos
Dr. Raymond Bahr writes a monthly article about the EHAC movement that appears in the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care newsletter. He has also done several videos that outline the importance of Early Heart Attack Care.
- Deputy Heart Attack Program Achieves 500,000 EHAC Pledges
- Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Bahr
- One Mission Requires Many Partners
- Thank you for a Wonderful EHAC Year
- Inspiration on a Mission: Science of Peace Lecture
- Speaking EHAC at IU Health
- EHAC Zooms Past 100,000 Pledges
- Beyond the Doors of a CPC
- Implications of Global EHAC
- EHAC Expansion to Include Hospital Employees
- Q & A with Dr. Raymond Bahr
- Surging Ahead in Heart Attack Care
- February is Heart Month
- He Declared War on Heart Attacks
- How to Foil Death by Heart Attack
- Amazing Results in EHAC
- Winning the Battle on Heart Disease
- How Do You EHAC?
- Recording the EHAC Moment
- Share the EHAC Symbols
- Share the Tools
- Finding the Rosetta Stone
- The Power of An Idea
- Are you a Saver or an Enabler?
- A Golden Opportunity
- Heart Appreciation Month
Meet our Founder
Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of SCPC, his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force at SCPC. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.