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Symptoms of Heart Attack

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Symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest discomfort or pain that is crushing or squeezing or feels like a heavy weight on the chest. Pain may spread from the chest to the back, neck, jaw, or to one or both shoulders or arms.
  • Sweating.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat.

Chest pain is a key warning sign of a heart attack. If you have symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 or other emergency services immediately.

Chest pain, however, is not always present. In a recent review of 700 people treated for heart attack, 47% came to the emergency room because they had symptoms other than chest pain, including shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness or fainting, and abdominal pain. Women, older adults, and people with diabetes are less likely to have chest pain during a heart attack and are more likely to have other symptoms.