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It is important to recognize the problem before the heart stops. You may notice signs and symptoms like sweating, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and nausea. The best thing you can do is prevent a heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in America and is what leads to heart attacks. You can prevent cardiovascular disease with a healthy diet, regular exercise, managing stress, controlling diabetes, controlling high blood pressure, and stopping smoking. If you believe someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. It is important to sit him down and reassure him to reduce his anxiety level until help arrives.