It does not always feel like what you may have seen in the movies or on TV. Sometimes it can even feel like a bad case of indigestion.

Interesting story in Guardian quoting a British Heart Foundation (BHF) survey that found that four out of 10 people get information about heart attacks from movies or TV and that can be “dangerously misleading and because of it, many of us ignore the real symptoms until it is too late.”

If you are male, over 40 and Asian (or love someone who is) it would do you good to read this Guardian article and this one at the American Heart Association. Heart Attack Warning Signs according to this AHA article:

If you have some time download and read this PDF booklet

First published on August 5, 2008