Heart Attack Warning Signs

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What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

The following are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

Both men and women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest discomfort.

Other symptoms include:

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest, which may last more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
  • Rapid or irregular pulse

Women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Cold sweat
  • Pain in back or jaw

Responding to heart attack warning signs

If you or someone you know exhibits any of the above warning signs, act immediately. Call 911, or your local emergency number