How to provide early heart attack care

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The majority of heart attacks happen in the community -- not in the hospital. When someone seeks early treatment, their chances of survival dramatically increase. Early treatment saves heart muscle, and can prevent some of the debilitating health issues that can occur after a heart attack.

RN Joe Ackerman, UPHS-Marquette

Early heart attack care education is part of UP Health System's mission of making communities healthier. Learning what to do when some is having a heart attack can save the life of someone you love.

This education includes information on how to prevent a heart attack, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and what to do when you suspect someone is having a heart attack.

Watch the video above for an interview on the TV6 Morning News with RN Joe Ackerman, who coordinates community outreach and teaching efforts for heart attack care.

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