Surviving a Heart Attack: What You Need to Know (Infographic) A heart attack is not a new disease nowadays. Every one out of fifty people have the heart disease. The major reasons that can lead you to the disease are excessive weight gain,consuming too much salt, stress, skipping the regular medicines etc. It is important to identify the symptoms before it is too late so that you can take proper steps in order to safeguard yourself. In case of emergency it is required that you reach the hospital within one hour. Be ready with steps like always have aspirin near you. Also, tell your relatives to dial 911 in emergency. Always be prepared and save your life.