Heart attack warning signs resources

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Heart Attack Action Plan

Lists the warning signs and outlines a concise plan of action. If your patient has been prescribed nitrate medicine (GTN spray or anginine tablet), the action plan will explain how and when to use it.

Heart Attack sheet (PDF)

Lists the warning signs and outlines a concise plan of action. If your patient has been prescribed nitrate medicine (GTN spray or anginine tablet), the action plan will explain how and when to use it.

Healthcare professional fact sheet (PDF)

This fact sheet contains information to help you educate your patients on the warning signs and what to do.

Checklist of important information to discuss with patients (PDF)

Use this checklist to help guide your conversation with your patient when you provide them an action plan and fact sheet.

If possible, we recommend you include the patient’s immediate family when discussing the warning signs of heart attack and what to do, especially as the patient may need help to act quickly. 

If your patients want more information, refer them to our Heart Foundation Helpline on 13 11 12.

Heart attack resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

We have developed a Warning Signs of Heart Attack action plan fridge magnet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to help them recognise the warning signs and know what to do in an emergency.

You can help to reduce patient delay in calling Triple Zero (000). Give your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients the action plan fridge magnet, to help educate them about the warning signs of heart attack.


Two versions of the magnet are available. For people living in urban and regional areas, the action plan directs people to call Triple Zero (000).

For people living in remote areas, calling Triple Zero (000) is not always possible or the most appropriate action. In these instances the action plan also encourages people to go to their local hospital or clinic.

Order free fridge magnets by calling the Heart Foundation Helpline on 13 11 12 (open during business hours across Australia for the cost of a local call).