Heart and Stroke

SCOHA 2011/2012

 Time Won't Stop for Stroke - Reaching the hospital for treatment as quickly as possible at the first signs of stroke could save your life and keep you from experiencing mental and physical disabilty.

Don't Wait to Act on a Heart Attack - Thousands of Canadians die from heart attacks every year because they don't receive medical treatment quickly enough. Don't wait to cal 9-1-1 when you notice the signsClick on "read more" below to see the symptoms for a Stroke and Heart Attack.

Stroke           Heart Attack


Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary.


  • Sudden discomfort or pain that does not go away with rest.
  • Pain that may be in the chest, neck, jaw, shoulder, arms or back.
  • Pain that may feel like burning, squeezing, heaviness, tightness or pressure.
  • In women, pain may be more vague.
  • Chest pain or discomfort that is brought on with exertion and goes away with rest.

Trouble Speaking

Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary.

Shortness of Breath

  • Difficulty breathing

Vision Problem

Sudden trouble with vision, even if temporary.


  • Indigestion
  • Vomitting


Sudden severe and unusual headache.


  • Cool, clammy skin


Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.


  • Anxiety
  • Denial


If you experience any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately.

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