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Emergency signs and actions – for life

Emergency signs, signals, actions – for lifeWould you be ready if someone had a heart attack, cardiac arrest or stroke? If you learn the warning signs and act immediately, you may be able to help save a life – maybe your own or your loved one’s.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages all Canadians to recognize these warning signs and actions. In this brochure, you’ll learn about:

  • What is heart attack?
  • Heart attack warning signs and actions.
  • What is stroke or TIA (mini-stroke)?
  • Stroke warning signs and actions.
  • Cardiac arrest signs and actions.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Click here to download the brochure (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Call 1-888-HSF-INFO (1-888-473-4636) for a free copy of this publication. You may also ask for health information on healthy living, stroke and heart disease, or how you can offer support in your community.

Last modified: August 2013
Last reviewed: April 2011