Heart Health Patient Resources

Educational Materials and Handouts for Heart Patients

The following are cardiovascular patient education handouts developed by Scripps Health, available in PDF format. To download PDFs, you must have Acrobat Reader. This information is not intended as a replacement for medical treatment. Please consult with your physician if you have any questions.

Additional resources

Scripps offers a variety of resources for people with heart disease and those looking to keep their heart healthy, including:

Heart attack signs and symptoms

If you think you are having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately.

There are a wide variety of symptoms of a heart attack that may include one or more of the following:

  • Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest
  • Pain or tingling in the arm
  • Pain or discomfort in the neck, jaw or back
  • A feeling similar to heartburn that can include fullness or a choking feeling
  • Sweating accompanied by nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeats

These symptoms can often be mild. In some cases, women may have no symptoms at all.