Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: spotting signs of a heart attack

A new survey published today by NHS England has revealed a lack of confidence among the public in recognising the symptoms of a heart attack, with nearly half (45%) of adults saying they were not confident they could recognise the signs, rising to over half (51%) in those aged over 55 – who are more at risk.

Furthermore, over a third (36%) claimed they would not call 999 if they or a loved one were experiencing chest pain – the most common symptom of a heart attack. 

The findings come as part of NHS England’s ongoing Help Us, Help You campaign to raise awareness of heart attack symptoms and help save more lives, with TV GP Dr Chris George joining the health service’s call for anyone experiencing symptoms to call 999 immediately.

Aston spoke to Dr Chris George.

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