The NHS in the UK has launched a campaign to help the public spot heart attacks and increase the chances of survival.

This campaign aims to raise awareness about the early signs of a heart attack and encourage people to call 999 when experiencing these symptoms.

It comes amid the rebound in heart attack admission numbers to pre-pandemic levels.

According to NHS, England recorded over 84,000 hospital heart attack admissions in 2021/22, which is more than 7,000 higher than the prior year.

Early action can save lives, as most heart muscle damage occurs within the first few hours of a heart attack, stated NHS.

The campaign includes an NHS advertisement encouraging individuals to call 999 if they have symptoms such as chest tightness, sweating, and a sense of uneasiness.

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It looks to particularly make women aware of the matter, for whom heart attack risks are affected by factors such as menopause.

The focus of the initiative is to educate people about the importance of seeking immediate medical attention, which is expected to reduce fatalities.

Health minister Lord Markham said: “A heart attack is a medical emergency, and recognising the symptoms can be the difference between life or death.

“This brilliant campaign shows what to look out for, and we urge people to call 999 immediately if they notice themselves, or others, experiencing the warning signs.

“Cardiovascular disease is the second biggest killer in England, and this campaign builds on the work we’re doing to cut NHS waiting lists by tackling this condition early – including by rolling out a new digital NHS health check which could prevent hundreds more strokes and heart attacks.”