A person who is having a heart attack may exhibit these symptoms: pain (in chest, arms, shoulder, elbows, jaw, or back), shortness of breath, and nausea or vomiting. Heart attacks and strokes CAN be avoided. 80% of them are preventable by: avoiding tobacco use, regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet, and regularly checking and managing blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood lipids. If you are having chest pains or think you are having a heart attack, go to the closest Hospital or Clinic. The accident and emergency unit at Medical Associates Hospital is open 24 hours, 7 days per week and on Holidays. A PICJ expert will be able to ensure a proper diagnosis and speedy treatment of your symptoms.