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Health Library disease & condition fact sheets provide comprehensive, yet concise evidence-based information on a variety of health conditions, diseases and injuries.

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The best chance of surviving a heart attack is to act quickly. Do not wait for symptoms to go away. Call 9-1-1 immediately, and chew an aspirin while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.