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Conditions - Heart disease

Why should someone with heart disease wear a MedicAlert medical ID ?

Symptoms of a heart attack can be deceiving. It can take the appearance of simple muscle aches or flu like symptoms. If your family has a history of heart disease, it is important to always be on alert and be prepared. If you've had a heart attack previously (no matter how mild) and are now taking medications (e.g. Plavix, Pradax or Coumadin) to thin your blood, you need a medical ID. When a heart attack or other cardiac episode happens, speedy diagnosis and treatment is critical to saving your life. Under these circumstances, your ability to effectively communicate your medical needs to paramedics can be limited. Be prepared and alert paramedics instantly with your MedicAlert ID. Every precious second is necessary to saving your life.  Sign Up

How does MedicAlert work for people with heart disease?

Your MedicAlert medical ID bracelet is just what it sounds like: a medical alert to any paramedics or doctors who might be trying to save you in an emergency. Awareness of your condition can save you when every second counts.

Doctors often recommend that people wear an official MedicAlert ID bracelet. As a charity, we’ve been the trusted emergency information experts in Canada for over 55 years. Only MedicAlert ensures your bracelet is custom engraved in standard medical language reviewed by MedicAlert's medically trained specialists, and includes a 24/7 hotline to answer emergency questions from paramedics and emergency responders.

In fact, your MedicAlert medical ID works even when you're traveling. Our exclusive hotline specialists pick up the phone to take calls from paramedics in over 140 languages.

What types of medical IDs does MedicAlert have?

Your MedicAlert ID can be a bracelet, necklace, watch, wristband, and more. Our materials include gold, silver, stainless steel, and more. Browse our styles of MedicAlert ID jewellery for men, women and children.