Every year, nearly 735,000 people in the United States experience a heart attack. However, it’s not always easy to tell that someone is having one. Sure, we’re all familiar with those scenes in movies and television where people clutch their chests in agony and fall to the floor. But the fact of the matter is that heart attacks usually start out slow, subtly.
According to Heart Foundation, a New Zealand non-profit, heart attack symptoms can include anything from shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain and sweating.
If you were in a room full of people and suddenly experienced a heart attack, 95 percent of those people probably wouldn’t even realize what was happening.
In order to raise awareness about knowing when and how to help those in need, Heart Foundation produced this short video to see if you could point out the real person having a heart attack.
We asked people to show us what a heart attack looks like, but can you spot the real one?