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What are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack


The warning signs of a heart attack

Another name for a heart attack is myocardial infarction or MI. This means that the heart muscle is deprived of blood because of a blockage, causing damage to the heart muscle. There may be no signs or symptoms of CAD before a heart attack happens or there may be symptoms. You may experience the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Chest tightness
  • Tightness or pain in your neck jaw or arms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea

Warning signs of a heart attack for Women

Heart attack kills six times as many women as breast cancer and is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Women may or may not have the classic symptoms of chest pain that men may have. Their symptoms could include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained fatigue